Lectures


Courtesy Pat Vigors

“Great Chalfield: Arts & Crafts Shake Up a Hundred Years On”

Tuesday, September 29

6:00 pm, Copeland

 

Great Chalfield is a beautiful 15th-century manor with adjoining parish church ten miles east of Bath, at the southern margin of the Cotswold limestone which gives rise to a springfed fishpond in the gardens. Chalfield stewards and residents Robert and Patsy Floyd discuss Alfred Parsons, RA, a prolific artist, who created a garden on arts and crafts principles to complement the beautiful English manor of Robert Fuller. Learn more about this 1943 gift to the National Trust. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember.


1896 ring, courtesy of Tiffany & Co.
Margaret Stetz, photo courtesy University of Delaware Photographic Services

Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light Lecture Series

 

“Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co.”


Wednesday, September 8

6:00 pm, Copeland


Louis Comfort Tiffany was not only the foremost American designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but also an enormous influence on his father’s famed company. Tiffany & Co. Design Director Emeritus John Loring puts in proper perspective the mutually beneficial bonds between "LCT" and the family firm. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember.

 


"Bookfest at Tiffany’s"


Tuesday, October 6

6:00 pm, Copeland


The iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Truman Capote's 1958 novel, on which it was based, was just the start of writers using Tiffany’s as an iconic subject. Citing recent works and historical novels, Margaret Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies, University of Delaware, explores the story of how the world of Tiffany inhabits our imaginations. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember.



 


Detail of Education stained glass window, Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, 1890. Photograph by Josh Probert.
Benjamin Macklowe, photo by Eric Jukelevics
Daphne Lingon

“What Makes a Tiffany Window a Tiffany?”

Thursday, October 8

12:15–1:15 pm, Copeland
 

Join Josh Probert, Ph.D., independent historical consultant, for an overview of Tiffany stained-glass windows from 1877 to 1932, including a discussion of their manufacture, cost, and cultural meanings. Members free. Included with admission.

 

“Today’s Tiffany Market: Understanding Current Trends, Values, and Authenticity”


Tuesday, October 20

6:00 pm, Copeland


Benjamin Macklowe, president of Macklowe Gallery, offers a glimpse into the multifaceted world of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s art glass and lamps and how values and trends have evolved over the last hundred years. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember.

 

“Tiffany & Company: The Allure of America’s Jeweler”


Friday, October 30

1:00 pm, Copeland


Daphne Lingon, senior jewelry specialist at Christie’s Auction House, discusses the rich history of Tiffany & Company and how it established itself as America’s jeweler and a major player on the international market. Members free. Included with admission.

 

 


 



 


Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen

“Unimaginable Splendors: The Art of Louis C. Tiffany”


Tuesday, November 3

6:00 pm, Copeland


Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., sheds light on the remarkable work of Tiffany Studios and takes a comprehensive look at the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). Best known for his achievements in glass, Tiffany pursued a wide range of media, including enamels, metalwork, textiles, ceramics, and jewelry. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember.


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