Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light comes to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in Queens, N.Y., the exhibit is comprised of five windows, twenty lamps, and seventy-five pieces of opalescent flat glass, in addition to educational models illustrating how leaded-glass shades are selected and fabricated, along with three examples of Tiffany lamp forgeries to explore issues of authenticity and connoisseurship.
The objects on display are some of the most iconic and celebrated of Tiffany's works. Chosen for their masterful rendering of nature in flowers or landscape scenes and for the subtle use of light and shading in decorative geometric patterns, they exemplify the rich and varied glass palette, sensitive color selection, and intricacy of design that was characteristic of Tiffany's leaded-glass objects. This exhibition also highlights some of the key figures at the Tiffany Studios who made essential contributions to the artistry of the windows and lamps-chemist Arthur J. Nash and leading designers Agnes Northrop and Clara Driscoll.
Winterthur, however, is not the only place in the Greater Wilmington, Delaware area to set your sights on Tiffany Glass. After immersing yourself with the pieces from the Neustadt Collection, head to Old Swedes Church. Built in 1698, it's the oldest active church in America and is home to a beautiful Tiffany stained-glass window, which was added in the 1880s. The window was one of the first made by Tiffany's and features many of the colors later popularized in Tiffany lampshades.
Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light is on display at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library September 5, 2015 - January 3, 2016. Old Swedes Church is open for tours Wednesday - Friday, 1-4pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. Reservations are requested.