“Tiffany’s Iridescence: Glass in Rainbow Hues” Exhibition

Queens Museum of Art

poster for “Tiffany’s Iridescence: Glass in Rainbow Hues” Exhibition
[Image Courtesy: The Neustad]
Bookmark this event [1]
Recommend this event [0]

 

Ends in 139 days
Closed Today (Monday)

The Neustadt Collection

Austrian immigrants Dr. Egon Neustadt and his wife Hildegard were among the earliest collectors of works by famed American artist Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933) and they played a critical role in reviving interest in Tiffany’s lamps in the mid-twentieth century. In 1935, newly married and living in Flushing, Queens, the Neustadts purchased their first Tiffany lamp – a small Daffodil, for the incredible price of $12.50 – from a secondhand shop in Greenwich Village. Tiffany’s work was decidedly unfashionable at this time; indeed, Louis C. Tiffany died in 1933 and his Tiffany Studios would declare bankruptcy in 1937. But the Neustadts, undeterred by the current disinterest in Tiffany lamps, were struck by the beauty of the colorful glass and enchanted that the shade had been made by an artist from the beloved country they now called home. Over the course of the next fifty years, their collection grew to include more than 200 lamps of all shapes, sizes, and designs. It remains today the largest and most comprehensive lamp collection ever assembled.

The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass will mount a special focus exhibition this fall exploring Louis C. Tiffany’s groundbreaking achievements in iridescent art glass. Presented in The Neustadt Gallery at the Queens Museum, Queens, New York, Tiffany’s Iridescence: Glass in Rainbow Hues will open October 7, 2018. The exhibition will explore the science and artistry behind Tiffany’s iridescent sheet and blown glass, and is curated by Morgan Albahary, Assistant Curator, The Neustadt, in consultation with Dr. Gregory Merkel, Research Fellow, Corning, Inc., and Trustee at The Neustadt.

Vivid colors, hypnotizing patterns, and intriguing textures showcase the vast range of Tiffany’s iridescence.

Media

Schedule

from October 07, 2018 to October 06, 2019

Website

http://www.queensmuseum.org (venue's website)

Fee

Suggested donations: Adults $5, Seniors and Children $2.50, Members and Children under 5 Free

Venue Hours

From 12:00 To 18:00
saturdays opening at 12:00, sundays opening at 12:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Holidays
Note:Closed Monday & Tuesday With the exception of Learning Programs & Workshops. Also closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Access

Address: Queens Museum of Art, Meridian Rd., Flushing, NY 11368
Phone: 718-592-9700

Ten-minute walk through the park to the Unisphere, where the museum is located. Follow the yellow signs. Subway: 7 to Willets Point/Shea Stadium

Google map

When you visit, why not mention you found this venue on New York Art Beat?

  • Facebook

    Reviews

    All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
    New York Art Beat (2008) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use