Diane C. Wright is a Senior Fellow in the American Decorative Arts Department at the Yale University Art Gallery where she is pursuing research on Yale's collection of American Glass. She was previously employed as Gallery Educator at the Corning Museum of Glass where she taught about glass making techniques and history to students of all ages. In addition to her work at Yale she also teaches courses on the history of glass at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington DC.Ms. Wright holds a BA in history with a focus on Middle East Studies and Arabic. In 2005 she received her MA in the History of Decorative Arts from Parsons The New School for Design, specializing in glass studies. She has conducted research and lectured on glass for a number of institutions including the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Blair House, and The Freer/Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institution. Ms. Wright has extensively researched the leaded-glass windows and mosaics of Tiffany Studios at churches across the country. Her graduate thesis presented the first in-depth study of Frederick Wilson, Louis Comfort Tiffany's most prolific window designer and head of the ecclesiastical department at Tiffany Studios. In 2009 she published an article on the life and work of Frederick Wilson, in the Journal of Glass Studies.Prior to entering the field of decorative arts Ms. Wright worked for the Department of State and has traveled extensively in more than 35 countries.
curatorial practice,design history,design research