Lecture  schedule for William Warmus

Warmus lecturing at Cornell University, June 2003

The text on the screen behind him reads:

"We live in an ocean of art" (Clement Greenberg)

To inquire about lecture topics, fees, and schedules:

e-mail: www@warmus.com

Museum of Fine Arts

St. Petersburg, Florida

April 24 and 25, 2004

Warmus will deliver the following lectures as a part of Chihuly Across Florida: Masterworks in Glass, a special exhibition at the museum.

Dale Chihuly and the History of Glass

Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 10:30 AM

Lecture: The History of Glass

Followed by a book signing and in the afternoon, a coordinated hot glass demonstration at the art center's hot shop.

Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 4:00 PM

The Parrish Lecture

The Art of Dale Chihuly


Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Dr. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Telephone: 727-896-2667



  January 2004

The State of the Market

Palm Beach, Florida

(More details to be announced later)

Overview of the studio glass art market

Call this number to request information:




July 13, 2003, San Antonio Art Museum, TX


From the San Antonio Museum web site:

July 13, 2 p.m., Lecture, Auditorium

An Introduction to Chihuly, By William Warmus

William Warmus is a leading expert on glass art and has worked extensively with Dale Chihuly throughout his career. He is a writer, curator and consultant specializing in modern sculpture, abstract expressionism and recently published The Essential Dale Chihuly and co-authored Chihuly Over Venice with Dana Self. Warmus will trace the artistic career of Dale Chihuly, beginning with the artistís childhood in Tacoma through his early travels to Venice and the Middle East. The lecture will include Chihulyís distinguished career and the establishment of his studio in Seattle. Warmus will also discuss the development of all the artistís major series, from the earliest Cylinders and Baskets to the large-scale installations in Venice (1996) and Jerusalem (2000), illustrating each phase with color images, quotations from the artist and historical text. Free with Museum admission.


June 6,  2003, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


From Cornell.edu:

The Art and Science of Glasswork by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka

A special program at Mann Library featuring Cornell's famed collection of glass sea life models by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka. Learn about the Blaschkas' artistry in a talk by William Warmus, former curator of Contemporary Glass at the Corning Glass Museum. Co-speaker Drew Harvell, Cornell Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will highlight the impact of the Blaschka collection on the study of invertebrate sea life. Friday, June 6, 10:00 - 11:00. Mann Library addition, 2nd floor. Blaschka models will be on display at Mann through July 1.

April 21, 2003 Louisville KY From the Speed Museum web pages:

To coincide with the opening of the Chihuly Exhibition on April 21, William Warmus, a writer, curator, appraiser and consultant to artists Dale Chihuly and Dan Dailey will lecture on Chihulyís works at Glassworks.


February 10-13, 2003 Palm Beach, FL

From the Norton Museum of Art web site:

The Art of Glass
February 10 - 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Lecturer: William Warmus, Fire and Form: The Art of Contemporary Glass Exhibition Curator

Since antiquity, glass has served and delighted us as a functional and artistic medium. Although glassmaking dates back to ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, Roman artisans were the first to blow glass. Islamic and medieval Christian craftsmen employed glass to express religious concepts, and Renaissance glassblowers established a new standard of excellence in their art. Join guest curator Bill Warmus to explore the fascinating history of glass from its beginnings to its modern development by artists such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and contemporary masters like Dale Chihuly and Paul Stankard.

Lecture 1: Glass in the Ancient World
Lecture 2: Glass in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Lecture 3: Tiffany, Art Nouveau and Art Deco
Lecture 4: Contemporary Glass

January to March, 2003 Palm Beach, FL The Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach

Guest Curator: Fire and Form: The Art of  Contemporary  Glass

Lecture for members

January, 2003 Chicago, IL From The University of Chicago web pages:

Taking the Next Step Class of 2004

Panel presentation

Creative Opportunities with a U of C Degree

Always been sure you wanted to work somewhere creative? Not sure how to merge your creative ideas and your need for food and shelter? This panel will introduce students to alumni who are using their U of C education in unique and artistic ways.



April 9, 2002 The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

The Art of Collecting Contemporary Glass

April 5, 2002 During Habatat Gallery International Exhibition, Michigan

The Italian Influence on Studio Glass

December 25 to January 12 Fiji Islands, South Pacific

Scuba diving research for coral reef book

November 30, 2001 Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis

Lecture about  Catherine Rahn in association with the opening of her exhibition Deep Glass

November 10, 2001

Indianapolis Zoo Ocean Biome

Art and the Ocean Realm

The lecture will introduce the zoo's audience to writers, artists and filmmakers and their approach to the undersea world. 

Jules Verne, Dale Chihuly, Stan Waterman, Howard and Michelle Hall and others will be discussed and video clips shown of the filmmaker's work.

October, 2001 Internet dispatches from SOFA Art Expo, Chicago
September 2001 ongoing through November The Ocean Seminars at Alfred University

Exploration of the ocean as a medium for the artist

Visit this link: Ocean Seminars

June 23, 2001 Holsten Galleries, Stockbridge, MA

40 years of glass as art: Portraits of Artists and their Audience

Seminar for collectors: The value of contemporary glass

(This is a ticketed event. Contact the gallery for details at 413-298-3044)


November 20, 2000 Mass College of Art, Boston

How museums and individuals build collections


November 17, 2000 University of Wisconsin at Madison

Conference honoring Harvey Littleton

Introductory lecture


November 2 to 5, 2000 SOFA Exposition, Chicago

Internet reporting


October 21, 2000 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco

The history and future of studio glass