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Gallery Talk: The Accidental History of Iridescence

August 22, 2017
12:00PM1:00PM
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

Louis Comfort Tiffany was inspired to create iridescent art glass after he wondered how the ancient Romans had obtained such a colorful effect on their vessels. Learn what Tiffany discovered about the art of iridescence on this tour of ancient and not-so-ancient past techniques.


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Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, American, 1894-1902 or Tiffany Studios, American, 1902-1932. Jack-in-the-Pulpit Vase, 1900/12. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Irving T. Kean in memory of Emily Kean and Frank Carland.