Thursday 26 January 2012 Tiffany show to move to Flagler Museum
From January 31, 2012 through April 22, 2012 A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls will be at The Flagler Museum, FL. It presents groundbreaking research revealing the many women who played a crucial role in the design and creation of Tiffany Studios’ masterpieces, in particular, Clara Driscoll (1861–1944), head of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department
Driscoll’s recently discovered correspondence, written during her employment at Tiffany Studios at the turn of the century, reveals that she was responsible for many of the firm’s most iconic lampshades, including the Wisteria, Dragonfly and Poppy, as well as numerous other objects made with glass, bronze and mosaic. In addition to designing, Driscoll managed a large department of young women, known as the “Tiffany Girls,” who specialized in selecting and cutting glass for windows, shades and mosaics. A New Light on Tiffany features more than 50 Tiffany lamps, windows, mosaics, enamels and ceramics designed by Clara Driscoll and other women at Tiffany Studios, as well as numerous objects made under her direction. Supplementary archival material documents the activities at Tiffany Studios and sheds light on Driscoll’s experience as a New York working woman at the turn of the century.
Organized by the New-York Historical Society, the exhibition previously travelled to Laren, The Netherlands, Munich, Germany, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.