April 18, 2016

About “Tiffany at Lafayette”

At the turn of the last century, two superb art glass windows were commissioned for Lafayette College from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in New York City—Alcuin and Charlemagne (1898) for Pardee Hall and The Death of Sir Philip Sidney (1899) for Van Wickle Memorial Library (now Van Wickle Hall). For the last decade, ever since these two windows were successfully restored and installed in Skillman Library, the Lafayette College Art Galleries and Skillman Library’s Special Collections have wanted to host a proper celebration of the magnificent Tiffany legacy at Lafayette College. This spring, with the assistance of some remarkably generous Lafayette alumni, we are able to offer a trio of exhibitions and an array of programming to celebrate this legacy.

Downloadable brochure here.


March 4-June 4: Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light
Williams Center Gallery

February–July, 2016 The Tiffany Legacy at Lafayette
Simon Room, Skillman Library

February–July, 2016, The Perilous & Thrilling Adventures of the Good Ship Molly-Polly Chunker
Lass Gallery, Skillman Library


March 4, 4:30 Lindsy R. Parrott, “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light”
Williams Center 108 & Gallery
Opening reception follows lecture

April 6, 4:10, Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, “Intimate Blending: Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Life and Art”
Williams Center 108

April 6, 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth De Rosa, Independent Curator, “Creating Character: Tiffany Windows for Colleges”
Gendebien Room, Skillman Library & Simon Room
Dessert reception follows lecture

April 7, 12:15 p.m., Richard Prigg, Proprietor: “Tiffany Rekindled: Restoring Lafayette’s Stained-glass Masterpieces”
Gendebien Room, Skillman Library

April 8, noon, Glen Cook “Glass Science: Shedding Light on the Artist’s Palette”
Williams Center 108

April 10, 3:00 p.m.,:Patricia C. Pongracz, “Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Commemoration”
College Hill Presbyterian Church, 501 Brodhead Street, Easton, Pennsylvania

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Locations and Hours

Williams Center Gallery
Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts
317 Hamilton Street (main campus)
(610) 330-5361, or email
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Performance nights 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery
Williams Visual Arts Building

243 North Third Street
(610) 330-5361, or email
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11-5 p.m. and by appointment, Sat. 12-5 p.m.

Lass Gallery and Simon Room
David Bishop Skillman Library

(610) 330-5410, or email
Hours: Library hours

All exhibitions and related lectures are free and open to the public.