Monday, May 19, 2008

"Tiffany Girls" on June 12

A slide lecture by Nina Gray
"The Tiffany Girls"
The Designing Women of Tiffany Studios
Thursday, June 12, 2008, 6 pm
at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
West 99th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
(enter through garden and Parish House
at 225 West 99th, between Amsterdam and Broadway)
RSVP today! Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. See below.

The "Tiffany Girls," directed by Clara Driscoll, were the "gifted artisans who made vital yet almost entirely anonymous contributions to many of Louis C. Tiffany’s most famous mosaics, windows and decorative objects" (New York Times, 2/25/07). Recently discovered letters written by Driscoll inspired the ground-breaking exhibition, "A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls," at the New-York Historical Society in 2007.

Nina Gray, a noted independent scholar and co-curator of the exhibition, will share the story of the women who labored behind the scenes at the Tiffany Studios, presenting the firm’s celebrated works in an entirely new context. Gray also co-wrote the exhibition catalogue, A New Light on Tiffany (D. Giles Limited, 2007), and will sign copies immediately following the lecture.

Please join us in the historic 1891 St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (designed by Robert W. Gibson and recently heard by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission for official Landmark status) in the glow of the sanctuary’s magnificent Tiffany stained-glass windows and mosaics.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 212-496-1714 or emailing Space is limited.
LANDMARK WEST! is a non-profit award-winning community group working since
1985 to preserve the best of the Upper West Side’s architectural heritage from 59th to 110th Street between Central Park West and Riverside Drive. Owing in large part to our advocacy, there are nearly 2,700 designated landmarks in this area (up from only 337 in 1985).

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