Thomas Stearns, a Young American Artist at Venini

International Conference

The Glass Study Centre is organising an International Conference on Thursday 7 November on the work of the American artist who arrived in Murano in the early 1960s

In connection with the exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO, ‘Thomas Stearns at Venini’, curated by Marino Barovier, the Glass Study Centre is organising, on Thursday 7 November, an international conference focussing on the work of Thomas Stearns.

The appointment will retrace the production of Thomas Stearns, who in the early 1960s arrived at Venini, establishing a harmonious relationship with the director of the firm, the architect Ludovico de Santillana.Thomas Stearns’s varied and successful experience will be investigated at this symposium, not only by revisiting the artistic achievements resulting from his stay in Venice, but also by analysing the specific modes and the influences of his innovative experimental approach on subsequent works.

The symposium will study the career of Thomas Stearns in depth, thanks to the contributions of the glass master Lino Tagliapietra  and scholars and critics, among whom Rosa Barovier Mentasti, Carla Sonego, Kevin McManus, Robert Beyer and Désirée Koslin

The conference is open to the public until all available places are taken.