byBridgett RaffenbergThis post is sponsored by The Taft Museum of Art. I recently had the pleasure of exploring the “Louis Comfort Tiffany Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art. The exhibition features more than 60 pieces created by Tiffany, exquisite pieces that span 30 years of his work. Among this collection you’ll find stained glass windows, vases, lamps, furniture, and objects created by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The pieces are all from the Driehaus Collection and are part of a touring exhibition. The Taft Museum of Art is the opening stop on its three year tour. After the exhibition tour, the objects will return to the recently founded Driehaus Museum, opened in 2008 in a splendidly restored Gilded Age mansion. Something that really surprised me was that the collection includes furniture and objects. To be honest, I had no idea that Tiffany created objects beyond windows and lamps. The objects are nothing short of extraordinary. Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933) started his artistic life as a painter. When you look at his windows it’s easy to imagine him as a painter. Some say that he “painted” with glass. And for those of you who are wondering if Louis Comfort Tiffany is related to the Tiffany who’s famous for silver and jewelry, you might be interested to know that he is. Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Company.
Enjoy one of these upcoming Tiffany inspired activities, talks, and tours:
Special Exhibition Tours (April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1:30pm) : Join a Taft docent for a half-hour tour of the special exhibition. Click here for reservations. FREE for Taft members; regular admission pricing for non-members. Includes Museum and special exhibition admission. Timed tickets are required in advance: click the links above or call (513) 684-4516. TALK | the Power of Color (April 12, 6:30pm): Tiffany specialist Dr. Martin Eidelberg returns to the Taft to talk about the bold and beautiful colors used by Louis C. Tiffany. This talk will highlight Tiffany’s use of color across different media and will feature several of the works on display. FREE. Reservations for the talk are recommended: click here or call (513) 684-4516. Cash bar and Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition open 5:30–6:30 p.m. Exhibition admission sold separately. Click here for exhibition tickets. Tour with the Curator (April 13 and May 4, 1:30pm): Join Taft Museum of Art curatorial staff for an enlightening overview of the brilliant works in the Tiffany exhibition. Exclusively for Taft members and their guests! $10 Taft members; $15 guests of members with guest passes. Reservations required: click here or call (513) 684-4516. Enjoy Afternoon Tea during Louis Comfort Tiffany! (April 19, 2:30pm): Create a truly memorable experience with a viewing of the exquisite pieces in Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, followed by an elegant afternoon tea. Enjoy a delicious assortment of sweets, homemade scones, savory bites, and hand-sculpted chocolates. A harpist will add to your enjoyment. Want to expeience the Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition with your family? Don’t miss this Family Guide.