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(August 20-December 19, 2021)

Long Island Museum, Art Museum, Main Gallery

LIM’s exhibition, Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, is organized by the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in Queens, NY. The first exhibition of its kind at LIM, it includes five windows, twenty lamps, and several displays showing how Tiffany glass was manufactured, how his lamps were assembled, and how collectors today can distinguish between authentic lamps and forgeries. As a painter, Louis C. Tiffany was captivated by the interplay of light and color, and this fascination found its most spectacular expression in his glass “paintings.” Using new and innovative techniques and materials, Tiffany Studios created leaded-glass windows and lampshades in vibrant colors and richly varied patterns, textures, and opacities.

The exhibition features some of the most celebrated of Tiffany’s works. Chosen for their masterful rendering of nature in flowers or landscape scenes, 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 Tiffany Studios who made essential contributions to the artistry of the windows and lamps— chemist Arthur J. Nash and designers Agnes Northrop and Clara Driscoll.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Media Sponsor:  WSHU Public Radio

Exhibition funding was provided, in part, by:

Humanities NY

New York Community Bank Foundation

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

The Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America

The Peter & Barbara Ferentinos Family Endowment

Robert W. Baird Incorporated/Baird Foundation, Inc.

Smithtown Community Trust