Spring’s blossoms are blooming in this vibrant glass mosaic design! Made in 1897 by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, this floral detail is part of a larger memorial panel in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located in Troy, New York. We love how the petals and leaves were sensitively selected so that the striations in the glass highlight shadows and give the flowers a three-dimensional quality. To learn more about glass selection (and even try your hand at it!), visit our upcoming exhibition with The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, “Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics,” opening May 20th at the Museum.
Detail of panel, 1897. Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, designed by Jacob Adolphus Holzer (American, b. Switzerland, 1858–1938). Glass mosaic with glass jewels. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy, New York. Photo credit: The Corning Museum of Glass.
Last summer, our photography team hit the road to capture brand new images of over a dozen of Louis C. Tiffany’s mosaics still located in their original architectural settings for our exhibition, “Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics.” Here, the team is setting up to photograph “The Dream Garden” at the Curtis Center in Philadelphia. Thanks to their skillful lighting and photography, these works can be appreciated with a level of detail you might not notice if you see them in person. Come see the hard work of the photography team in the exhibition’s “Mosaic Theater.”
On Friday and Saturday this week, scholars and glass enthusiasts will gather in Corning to enjoy the crisp fall weather and delve into Tiffany’s glass mosaics during our 56th Annual Seminar on Glass. Join the conversation from home by following the hashtag #TiffanySeminar.