Huntsville Museum of Art brings renowned Tiffany exhibit to North Alabama – Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Huntsville Museum of Art brings renowned Tiffany exhibit to North Alabama – Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

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September 25, 2018

Huntsville, Ala. – Just in time for the holiday season, another world renowned exhibition is set to open at the Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) on Sunday, October 21 – Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection. Presented by Iberiabank and Iron Mountain Solutions, the exhibition will be on view through January 13, 2019.

“The Richard H. Driehaus Collection is widely known as one of the most important private collections of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany,” remarked HMA Director of Curatorial Affairs Peter Baldaia. “Tiffany created among the highest quality American decorative objects of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and to have these pieces on view at the Museum, especially over the holidays, is a rare opportunity and we hope our community members are able to view the stunning artworks while they are on display.”

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection was organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. It is a collection of more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career and focuses on his magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps and accessories.

In celebration of the opening of this exhibition, the Museum will host a Lecture and Preview Party on Tuesday, October 23rd where guests will learn the history behind Tiffany and how his innovative processes impacted the world of decorative art from Lindsy R. Parrott, Director and Curator at the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass at the Queens Museum in New York. Following the presentation, guests will view the exhibition, sample fine wines and passed canapés prepared by Chef Narvell, while listening to live music played by pianist, Curtis Lindsay, of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets are available now and seating for the lecture is limited. For more information about this exhibition and to reserve your seat to the Lecture and Preview Party, visit hsvmuseum.org or call 256.535.4350.

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About the Huntsville Museum of Art

The Huntsville Museum of Art is a non-profit municipal corporation established by the City of Huntsville, Alabama, and governed by a city-appointed Museum Board. The Museum seeks to foster understanding of the visual arts and appreciation of artistic achievement. In addition to its galleries and exhibitions, the Museum

offers art classes for children and adults along with special programs, lectures and musical presentations. Rental space is also available for weddings, meetings and other events.

Samantha Nielsen

Director of Communications

Huntsville Museum of Art

O: 256.535.4350 ext. 219

F: 256.532.1743

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