“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” spans 30 years of glass art and is accompanied by special events throughout the spring.
On March 12, a glittering display of glass art opens at the Delaware Art Museum. “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. Special Tiffany events scheduled throughout the spring offer opportunities to celebrate beauty.
The exhibition showcases Louis Comfort Tiffany’s world-renowned artistry in blown, folded, colored, and faceted glass objects. The stunning windows, famous lamps, and elegant vases from Chicago’s distinguished Richard H. Driehaus collection demonstrate Tiffany’s innovative approach to the material.
“This exhibition invites visitors to imagine elegant Gilded Age interiors of the past while enjoying the glorious color and exquisite craftsmanship of Tiffany objects on display at the Museum,” says Dr. Heather Campbell Coyle, Chief Curator and Curator of American Art. “We invite the public to admire the beauty of glass art and learn more about the techniques and artisans that created it.”
Museum programs offer opportunities to look closer at Tiffany works and their makers. Visitors can enjoy intimate Tiffany tours and family programming during opening weekend. Spring Happy Hour Previews with live music are planned for the evenings of March 24 and April 29. Also on April 29, Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen will give a lecture on Tiffany glass. Finally, the public is invited to Brunch at Tiffany’s, a garden party benefit for the Museum on May 14 featuring local artists.
A free audio tour accompanies the exhibition, and a catalogue is available for purchase. Art lovers are encouraged to extend their visit to the Museum with stops in the new boutique café, Kaffeina, and the Museum Store to browse Tiffany-inspired merchandise
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection”
WHEN: March 12 – June 5, 2022
Special Exhibition Tours Sundays at 2:15 p.m.
Family Day Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Spring Happy Hour Previews Thursday evening, March 24 & Friday evening, April 29
Tiffany Talk Friday, April 29, 5 p.m.
Brunch at Tiffany’s Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19806
COST: Free with Museum admission
Please visit delart.org for full information, including COVID-19 policies and program registration.
Press Contact: Amelia Wiggins, Director of Communications & Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-351-8503.
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection was organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Sewell C. Biggs and foundations including the Choptank Foundation. This exhibition is sponsored by M&T Bank and made possible in Delaware by the Hallie Tybout Exhibition Fund for American Art and the Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund. This exhibition is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
About the Delaware Art Museum
For over 100 years, the Museum has served as a primary arts and cultural institution in Delaware. It is alive with experiences, discoveries, and activities to connect people with art and with each other. Originally created in 1912 to honor the renowned illustrator and Wilmington-native, Howard Pyle, the Museum’s collection has grown to over 12,000 works of art in our building and sculpture garden. Also recognized for British Pre-Raphaelite art, the Museum is home to the most comprehensive Pre-Raphaelite collection on display outside of the United Kingdom, and a growing collection of significant contemporary art.
Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees, the Delaware Art Museum is implementing a comprehensive approach to community and civic engagement. This exciting new strategic direction requires that we increase our value and relevance to all audiences. Visit delart.org to for the latest exhibitions, programs, and performances or connect with us via social media.
Image: Tiffany Studios, Group of lamps (birds-eye detail). Photograph by John Faier. © 2013 The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.