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In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows

January 19 through March 17, 2013

In 1902 Louis Comfort Tiffany created seven eight-foot-tall, stained-glass windows for a Swedenborgian church in Cincinnati.  When the church was demolished in 1964, the windows were saved and subsequently restored.  Each window features an angel that represents a passage from the Bible’s Book of Revelation. The windows utilize a rich and varied palette of Tiffany’s opalescent, drapery, rolled, textured, antique, and flashed glass. While the faces and flesh of the angels were painted by hand, the rest of the windows are plated through an innovative technique of layered glass that imparts great depth to the imagery. Within the exhibition, the windows, in combination with reproductions of selected historical documents and a documentary video of the window’s conservation treatment, weave together art, history, and spirituality.

This exhibition was organized by In Company with Angels, Inc.

Sponsors

This exhibition was sponsored in Montgomery by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC; The James W. Wilson, Jr. and Wynona W. Wilson Family Foundation; AlaTrust; River Bank & Trust; and Burke Schloss.

Catalogue

In Company with Angles: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows

Publication Date: March 4, 2009
32 pages
$14.95 plus tax
This paperback catalogue features acknowledgments by Charles M. Lovell, Director, Newcomb Art Gallery, an essay by the exhibition curator Arthur J. Femenella, and color images with entries for each of the seven Tiffany windows.

 

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