Material and Visual Worlds speaker series: Martin Bolt, Corning Museum of Glass

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Marvin Bolt has co-curated two exhibitions that opened this year at Corning Museum of Glass: Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka and Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope. Dr. Bolt, a specialist in telescopes, joined CMoG from the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago, IL, where he was curator of the history of astronomy and vice president for collections at the Adler’s Webster Institute for the History of Astronomy. There, he curated numerous permanent and temporary exhibitions including, Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass (2009-present) and Evening Amusements! Popular Astronomy, 1750-1930 (2002-2003). He is the author of Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass (2009), and co-authored The Universe Unveiled: Instruments and Images Through History (2000). He is co-editor of the 2-volume The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers (2007).

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