About This Event

Detail of a clear glass sculpture of vases and other vessels laid on a white table with ornate glass wallpaper on the wall behind the table

Beth Lipman, Cut Table, 2014, Glass, wood, paint, and adhesive, 80 x 72 x 26 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Museum Purchase, F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee

Seeing More Clearly Through Glass
Curator Talk with Dr. Carolyn Needell
Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia

Free admission & galleries open prior to the talk

Contemporary artist Beth Lipman is a bright and rising star. As art critic John Drury noted, “Lipman has been unrelenting in her passion to understand our world through complex riffs on the transience of life and her canny dissection of consumption as a vain effort to escape mortality.” She held her New York retrospective at the Museum of Arts and Design last year. At the Corning Museum of Glass, she was a co-curator of New Glass Now, an expansive international project to map leading glass artists today.

Join Dr. Needell for a closer look at the artist and her inspirations. Lipman uses the material features of glass–its colorlessness and transparency–to explore concepts like mortality and time. Lipman’s sparkling sculptural assemblages are rich with cultural references and meaning, pondering questions about human existence.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Beth Lipman: All in Time, on view June 25 through September 25, 2022.

About the Speaker

Headshot of a white woman with shoulder-length brown hair, brown eyes and a dark blue shirt

Dr. Carolyn Needell, Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia

Dr. Needell has specialized in the study of glass for nearly 15 years. She holds a doctorate from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, master’s degrees from the University of Leicester and University College London, both in England, and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.