Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, from the Neustadt Collection, an exhibition illustrating Louis Comfort Tiffany’s masterful use of opalescent glass to achieve painterly results, runs from March 4 through June 4 in the Williams Center Gallery at Lafayette College, 317 Hamilton St., Easton.
Tiffany Glass is one of three exhibitions this spring celebrating “Tiffany at Lafayette,” organized by the Lafayette Art Galleries and Special Collections and Archives. An array of programs celebrating the legacy of Tiffany at Lafayette College will be held. It is free and open to the public.
On Friday, March 4, the opening reception and talk for Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light with Lindsy Parrott, director/curator at the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York and adjunct at George Mason University, will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Williams Center. The talk is in room 108. The gallery will be open with extended visiting hours.
Organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York City, Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light is comprised of windows, lamps, and pieces of opalescent flat glass and pressed-glass “jewels” that illustrate the rich expanse of color and light available to the artists at the Tiffany Studios; 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 is made possible with the generous support of Ellen Kravet Burke ’76 and Ray Burke ’75, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kravet, Floral Park, New York.
UPDATE – Rescheduled, new venue: The noon talk by Glenn Cook, chief scientist at the Corning Museum of Glass, originally scheduled for March 4 on “Glass Science:Shedding Light on the Artist’s Palette,” will be given at noon Friday, APRIL 8 in the Williams Center room 108. It is cosponsored by the Division of Engineering; IDEAL Center for Innovation; and the Departments of Art, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering.
Williams Center Gallery regular hours are Tues. to Fri., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun., noon to 5 p.m.; performance nights 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Photo courtesy of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Queens, New York; at Lafayette College, Williams Center Gallery,March 4–June 4, 2016, “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light.”
High resolution images available.
NOTE: The latest info on events will be available at http://galleries.lafayette.edu/category/tiffany-at-lafayette/, and on the Lafayette calendar, https://calendar.lafayette.edu.
Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, Williams Center Gallery, March 4–June 4, 2016
The Tiffany Legacy at Lafayette, Simon Room, Skillman Library, Feb.-July 2016
The Perilous & Thrilling Adventures of the Good Ship Molly-Polly Chunker, Lass Gallery Skillman Library, Feb.-July 2016
March 4, 4:30 p.m., Williams Center for the Arts room 108 and gallery lobby – “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light,” lecture by Lindsy R. Parrott, director and curator, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, New York, and opening reception
April 8, noon, Williams Center for the Arts room 108 – “Glass Science: Shedding Light on the Artist’s Palette,” brown bag talk by Glen Cook, Chief Scientist, The Corning Museum of Glass. (Note: This event was originally scheduled for March 4.)
TIFFANY at LAFAYETTE SYMPOSIUM — In April, the Tiffany at Lafayette Symposium will offer lectures, noon talks and a community presentation. Topics include Tiffany the artist, the commissioning of Lafayette’s windows and commemorative works of Tiffany studios, including memorial windows for churches and synagogues and other decorations.
April 6, 4:10 p.m., Williams Center for the Arts room 108 – “Intimate Blending: Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Life & Art,” lecture by Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, curator and collection manager, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida
April 6, 7:30 p.m., Skillman Library, Gendebien Room and Simon Room – “Creating Character: Tiffany Windows for Colleges,” lecture by Elizabeth De Rosa, independent curator
April 7, 12:15 p.m., Skillman Library, Gendebien Room and Simon Room – “Tiffany Rekindled: Restoring Lafayette’s Stained-glass Masterpieces,” brown bag talk by Richard Prigg, proprietor, Sycamore Studio Stained Glass
April 10, 3 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 501 Brodhead St., Easton – “Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Commemoration,” lecture by Patricia C. Pongracz, executive director, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
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