Louis C. Tiffany: Art and Innovation

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 5:00pm

The name Tiffany is recognizable to many but few may know that Louis Comfort Tiffany, famed for his innovations in glass, was the son of Charles Tiffany, founder of the internationally acclaimed Tiffany and Company. On loan from the Museum of the Albemarle, the exhibit “Louis C. Tiffany: Art and Innovation” explores the life and work of this glass artist. 

Featuring pieces on loan from private collectors and several institutions, the exhibit tells the story of the companies created by father and son as well as putting Tiffany’s stained glass in the context of the broader Art Nouveau style.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a collection of 23 objects on loan from Georgia collector Tom Wester.  Three stained glass windows join a collection of lamps, vases and pottery.  On display will be rare items such as a circa 1910 lamp with an oriental poppy shade and a Cypriot glass base, a number of Favrile glass works including lamp sprays from Whalehead in Historic Corolla and an urn shaped vase that was displayed at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific in Seattle, Washington where Tiffany won a gold medal for his work. 

Visitors can view beautiful works by Louis Comfort Tiffany and appreciate superior quality workmanship while discovering the significance of the Art Nouveau movement. 

Don't miss these free events associated with this exciting exbibit:

March 4: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Screening 

March 18: Artist Talk with Michael Tracy

Duffy Exhibition Gallery, North Carolina History Center

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