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Tiffany Glass on Display in the USA

Posted By ltempest On November 22, 2013 @ 4:36 pm In Issue 74,News | Comments Disabled

Historic Tiffany Windows on Display in Waco, Texas

Fig. 1. Pergamos. (Photography by Douglas A. Lockard, reproduced courtesy of In Company with Angels, Inc.)

Fig. 1. Pergamos. (Photography by Douglas A. Lockard, reproduced courtesy of In Company with Angels, Inc.)

In Company with Angels’, a unique exhibition of seven stained-glass Tiffany windows, has opened for a three-month period at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, Waco, Texas. It features 8ft-tall windows depicting the seven angels of the churches in Asia Minor named in the book of Revelation. The series was created in 1902 by the Comfort Tiffany Studios for the Church of the New Jerusalem in Cincinnati, a Swedenborgian Christian congregation. The windows remained in situ until the church was demolished in 1964, when they were removed and placed in storage.

Fig. 2. Ephesus. (Photography by Douglas A. Lockard, reproduced courtesy of In Company with Angels, Inc.)

Fig. 2. Ephesus. (Photography by Douglas A. Lockard, reproduced courtesy of In Company with Angels, Inc.)

They were rediscovered in 2001 and subsequently restored, before being organized into an exhibition, which has toured east and midwest of the United States since 2007. The exhibition’s time in Waco is supported by the Historic Waco Foundation, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to collect, maintain, preserve, publish and interpret the heritage and history of Waco, McLennan County, and Texas.

As well as displaying these stunning windows, the exhibition also serves to emphasize the importance of historic preservation, and a programme of lectures and activities exploring the multiple layers of art, history and religion that meet in the Tiffany angels and their story will run in Waco during the exhibition.

For more information see the website and facebook pages here and here.

‘Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection in Chicago

Treasures selected from the more than 1,500 Tiffany pieces collected by Driehaus since 1980 are on display at an exhibition in Chicago. The exhibition features stained-glass windows and to accompany the exhibition, the Driehaus Museum is offering a variety of public programmes, including ‘Around Town with Tiffany’ tours on Saturdays that feature an opportunity to view the Tiffany windows in the Driehaus Gallery at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows on Navy Pier.

The exhibition will run until 29 June 2014, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm (first and third Thursdays of the month until 8pm), at the Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St, Chicago. See here for more information.


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