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Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens to Highlight the Legend Behind the Glass with Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Exhibition will open October 18, 2019

Published Monday, October 21, 2019

 

The newest exhibition at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, will open on October 18, 2019. The exhibition will be on view to the public through January 5, 2020. 

 

A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all of the media available to artists and designers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry and painting. 

 

Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States.

The floral inspiration seen in this collection complements the splendor of the newly reconstructed Cummer Gardens, which reopened to the public in June 2019 after an extensive $1.3 million renovation. 

 

“The glass on view in Louis Comfort Tiffany will expose an under-discussed element of artistic production: That artists are innovators — they are the tinkerers who design new methods to problems others sometimes view as intractable,” said Adam Levine, the Museum’s George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director & CEO. “This exhibition will illuminate the story and inspiration behind the glass. What makes Tiffany’s work so impressive, beyond its sheer beauty, is that he pioneered the techniques that allowed for such variegated and multi-toned glass.”  

 

Philanthropic support from the community is critical for the Museum to serve as a vibrant civic resource. Support for Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection has been generously provided by:

 

Exhibition Season Sponsors
Florida Blue
Renate and Joe Hixon

 

Exhibition Sponsors
City of Jacksonville
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
Director’s Circle Donors
Robert D. and Isabelle T. Davis Endowment
Ryan A. Schwartz
State of Florida
The Schultz Family Endowment
The Winston Family Foundation  

Membership provides several benefits, such as early access to exhibitions like Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection. The exhibition will open to Members on October 17, 2019.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection is organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

 

Related programming:

 

LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY: TREASURES FROM THE DRIEHAUS COLLECTION MEMBER PREVIEW

Thu, Oct. 17 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free | No registration required

 

LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY: TREASURES FROM THE DRIEHAUS COLLECTION MEMBER & COMMUNITY OPENING PARTY

Thu, Oct. 17 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Free for Members, Non-Members $40 | Registration required

 

LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY: TREASURES FROM THE DRIEHAUS COLLECTION FAMILY TOUR

Tue, Oct. 22 | 6 to 7 p.m. | Free | No registration required

 

GLASS-BLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS WITH BURNT GLASSWORKS

Fri, Nov. 8 | 2 to 9 p.m. | Free with admission | No registration required

Sat, Nov. 9 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free with admission | No registration required

 

A NEW LIGHT ON TIFFANY

Thu, Nov. 14 | 2 to 3:30 p.m. | Fernandina Beach Branch Library | Free to Cummer Amelia members and Friends of the Library | Registration required | Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

INNOVATION BY DESIGN | TIFFANY STUDIOS AND THE RISE OF AN AMERICAN AESTHETIC: AN EVENING WITH DIANE WRIGHT

Tue, Nov. 19 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Free with admission | No registration required

 

LiterARTure: NATURALLY INSPIRED

Wed, Nov. 20 | Noon to 1 p.m. | Members $25, Non-Members $30 | Registration required

 

PIANO CONCERT: COLOR AND SOUND

Fri, Nov. 22 | 7:30 to 9 p.m.| Members $30, Non-Members $40 | Registration required

 

LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY: TREASURES FROM THE DRIEHAUS COLLECTION FAMILY OPEN STUDIO

Sat, Dec. 15 | 1 to 3 p.m. | Free with admission | No registration required

 

LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY: TREASURES FROM THE DRIEHAUS COLLECTION GALLERY TALKS

Wed, Dec. 18 | 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Members $5, Non-Members $10 | Registration required

 

CONTACT:

Natalie DeYoung

904.387.2570

natalie@wearewingard.com

Joanna Blinn
904.899.6027
jblinn
@cummermuseum.org