Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass Windows of Tiffany

 

Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass Windows of Tiffany  
Tuesday, March 3, 2020     $ 130  

This incredible special exhibition is coming to Chicago for a limited time! The Richard H. Driehaus Museum will host Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass Windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany, an exhibition featuring eleven outstanding, ecclesiastical stained-glass windows made by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his workshop artisans between 1880 and 1925.  The exhibition captures the artistic range and intricacy of Tiffany’s religious-themed works from the 19th and 20th centuries.  Tiffany’s masterpieces tell stories of places of worship in the country’s evolving relationship to religion. The exhibition is not only about exceptionally crafted objects, but also about the ideas and stories behind the windows. The exhibit will feature three sections: “Tiffany’s Process: The Making of a Stained-Glass Window”, examining the progression of an idea from design to finished product; “Tiffany and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair”, including a work prominently displayed at the fair; and the final section presenting stained-glass windows from the Ecclesiastical Department.  The elegant Driehaus Museum was once the palatial 19th-century mansion of 1st National Bank founder Samuel Nickerson. We‘ll also visit the Second Presbyterian Church on South Michigan Avenue, where three Tiffany windows were installed in 1927.  Lunch today is at Chicago’s legendary Berghoff Restaurant, opened in 1898 and known for its great German cuisine.