NY exhibit highlights Tiffany’s religious objects

November 11, 2012 • Entertainment

In this Thursday, Oct. 25 2012 photo, Sir Galahad, Cryder Memorial Window, from St. Andrew’s Dune Church, Southampton, N.Y., appears on display at the “Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion” exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Comfort Tiffany was the quintessential tastemaker of the post-Civil War Gilded Age. His iridescent leaded-glass windows and lamps decorated public buildings and homes of rich and famous clients. But most of his commissions were for America’s houses of worship at a time of unprecedented church-building.

“Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion” at The Museum of Biblical Art in New York City is the first major exhibit to focus exclusively on Tiffany’s religious output of elaborate altars, baptismal fonts, mosaics, chandeliers, windows and other liturgical ornamentation. It features 84 objects, including 10 stained-glass windows, three of which are on loan from Login to read more

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