On Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, Assistant Professor of Art History, Liliana Leopardi, will present a visually stunning overview of the history of Venetian glass. Dr. Leopardi will focus on the invention of crystal, the quest to produce glass in imitation of precious materials and the magical properties used to repel poisons based off of the use of crystals.

The reception begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by a lecture at 2 p.m. in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium at Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street in Santa Ana. This event is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Arts Council and cost $10 attend.

For more information, please call 714.567.3677 or education@bowers.org.