Spend Hours Exploring the Largest Collection of Tiffany Lamps at This Showing
Vivid colors, hypnotizing patterns, and intriguing textures. These are just a few qualities of the lamps created by Louis C. Tiffany during the early 1900s. Once deemed unfashionable, the Queens Museum now shines a light on the largest private collection of Tiffany lamps in existence with the exhibit Tiffany’s Iridescence: Glass in Rainbow Hues. Art aficionados, be sure to mark this event in your calendar for Friday, December 28th!
Austrian immigrants Dr. Egon Neustadt and his wife Hildegard were among the earliest collectors of works by famed American artist Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933) and they played a critical role in reviving interest in Tiffany’s lamps in the mid-twentieth century. In 1935, newly married and living in Flushing, Queens, the Neustadts purchased their first Tiffany lamp – a small Daffodil, for the incredible price of $12.50 – from a secondhand shop in Greenwich Village.
Tiffany’s work was decidedly unfashionable at this time; indeed, Louis C. Tiffany died in 1933 and his Tiffany Studios would declare bankruptcy in 1937. But the Neustadts, undeterred by the current disinterest in Tiffany lamps, were struck by the beauty of the colorful glass and enchanted that the shade had been made by an artist from the beloved country they now called home. Over the course of the next fifty years, their collection grew to include more than 200 lamps of all shapes, sizes, and designs. It remains today the largest and most comprehensive lamp collection ever assembled.
The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass will mount a special focus exhibition this fall exploring Louis C. Tiffany’s groundbreaking achievements in iridescent art glass. The exhibition will explore the science and artistry behind Tiffany’s iridescent sheet and blown glass. Suggested admission to the museum and this exhibit is 8 dollars for adults and 4 dollars for seniors. Children may enjoy free admission.
At B' nai B'rith Queens Apartments in Flushing, New York, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!
Friday, December 28, 2018—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
New York City Building
Corona, New York 11368