Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
6 p.m.

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Louis C. Tiffany used colored glass as a painter uses pigments. This radical concept broke with established stained glass methods, in which images were painted onto the surface of the glass. Instead, Tiffany and his artisans created “translucent pictures” using the color, texture, pattern, and opacity of the glass itself. In this illustrated lecture, Ms. Parrott will explore the history of Tiffany’s glass and highlight some of the special types of glass found in his celebrated windows and lamps.

Dr. Egon Neustadt and his wife Hildegard began their collection of Tiffany objects in 1935 with the purchase of a Tiffany desk lamp in New York City. A selection of works from the renowned Neustadt Collection is currently on display at the Queens Museum of Art.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for guests wishing to visit the Museum.

Lindsy R. Parrott is Director/Curator at the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York. She has an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons School of Design/Cooper-Hewitt Program and earned her B.A. in Art History from the University of Central Florida.

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