Exhibition Opening: Rare and Remarkable—Art Pottery of Louis Comfort Tiffany
This exhibition provides a comprehensive look into the rare pottery of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). Largely produced between 1900 and 1915, Tiffany’s art pottery was encouraged by the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle and the reverberations of the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 and ultimately defined by the artist’s never-ending experimentation. Complex glazing and unconventional forms distinguished Tiffany’s creations from the stylish pottery of the time. Only 2,000 pieces are thought to have been produced by Tiffany, and even fewer survive today. The Museum’s collection is the largest public collection of Tiffany pottery anywhere.