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Composition and Production of Glass Through the Ages

April 2, 2023, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (US Central)

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

John Hill of Ames is an ISU professor emeritus of physics and a Quester. Hill will discuss naturally produced glass followed by an examination of glass making from prehistoric times until the modern era. The emphasis will be on the various chemicals and minerals used to enhance the mechanical and visual properties of glass by showing examples of minerals and illustrating with art glass from the permanent collection. He will end with some of the newest uses of glass that may enhance the battery performance of digital devices in the future.

This program includes a reception.

Brunnier Art Museum
295 Scheman Building
1805 Center Drive, Ames, IA

In conjunction with the exhibition Reflections of Iowa: The History of Iowa Questers through Glass.

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