Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection Opens This Weekend at the Driehaus Museum

Sep 26, 2013, 19:05 ET from Richard H. Driehaus Museum

CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection opens this Saturday, September 28 at the Driehaus Museum.

The Museum's inaugural exhibition, curated by David A. Hanks, celebrates the work of preeminent American Gilded Age artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. More than 60 works, including stunning examples of windows, lamps, vases, and accessories, are on view in the Museum's restored late 19th-century galleries on the second floor.

"This exhibition is the first major presentation of the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany in Chicago since the presentation of the Charles Hosmer Morse Collection at the Museum of Science and Industry in 1982," says Curator David A. Hanks.  "The present exhibition is also the first time that the Driehaus Collection, created over the past forty years, has been seen by the public.  This comprehensive collection represents the very personal viewpoint of Richard H. Driehaus, who has always focused on preserving Tiffany's works rather than exclusively collecting elite art masterpieces."

Highlights of the exhibition include a bronze Benediction candelabrum created for the Tiffany Chapel at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1892–93 and a one-of-a-kind nautilus shell centerpiece lamp circa 1910.  

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection is open through June 29, 2014. The presenting sponsor is BMO Harris Bank with additional support from Sotheby's.

The companion book Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection is currently available in the Museum Store. The book features essays by Richard H. Driehaus and David A. Hanks, exploring Mr. Driehaus's unique collecting vision and Tiffany's largely unexplored legacy in Chicago. The essays are accompanied by detailed, full-color images of the artworks by photographer John Faier.

About the Driehaus Museum
Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum is a fascinating and rare example of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age. The galleries are elegantly furnished with pieces from the most celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Herter Brothers. Visitors are immersed in the original splendor of this late 19th century home.

Members of the media may contact Samantha Chmelik, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, for more information: 312 482 8933, ext. 39 or schmelik@driehausmuseum.org. High-resolution images are available at www.driehausmuseum.org/press/images.



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