August 2012: Celebrate Tiffany!

August 2012: Celebrate Tiffany!

Mrs. William Shakespeare by John Singer SargentA new installation in the Forman Gallery celebrates the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries. Tiffany (1848–1933) rose to fame during the period known in America as the Gilded Age—an era that saw the growth of great fortunes, great architecture and wealthy art collectors. Each of the artists featured in this installation had a professional and/or personal relationship with Tiffany, whose church windows are the subject of the exhibition In Company with Angels .

Pictured: Mrs. William Shakespeare, née Louise Weiland, sat for this 1896 portrait by American master John Singer Sargent. Her London home was the setting for musical salons over which she presided.