Katherine Larson

Katherine Larson


CCL Class of 2024


Corning Museum of Glass


Curator of Ancient Glass

Institution at time of Fellowship

Corning Museum of Glass


Julia Marciari-Alexander, Walters Art Museum

Dr. Katherine Larson is Curator of Ancient Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York, where she oversees the permanent collection of global glass from antiquity to the year 1250. Her exhibition projects include Dig Deeper: Discovering an Ancient Glass Workshop, Past|Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass, Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine, and permanent gallery installations of early glass from eastern Asia and colonial-era glass manufacture and trade in West Africa. At Corning, she leads or serves on interdepartmental committees on collections management and online collection systems, legacy scientific research collections, and exhibition, interpretive, and program planning.

Larson researches and publishes extensively on ancient and historical glass and serves as co-editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Glass Studies. She is active in the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) as co-chair of the DEI Committee and member of the Program Committee. Trained as an archaeologist with field experience in Israel, Greece, Turkey, and Italy, Larson holds a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan, an MA from the University of Minnesota, and a BA from Macalester College.