Fans of Louis Comfort Tiffany's beautiful glass creations will want to visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond
: Color and Light" opened this weekend and will continue until August 15. The exhibition includes more than 170 works by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studio. Glass objects, leaded-glass windows, lamps, and other decorative items will be displayed along with oil paintings
, watercolors, and mosaics. Fourteen objects in the exhibit come from VMFA's internationally renowned collection. "Our own collection of Tiffany treasures has earned the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts the distinction of being the exclusive U.S. venue for the works of this genius of American Decorative arts," says Director Alex Nyerges.
Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Company in New York City. He studied art
in New York and in Paris. He established the Tiffany Glass Company, which became Tiffany Studios in 1900 and at one point, Tiffany Studios employed more than 300 artisans, some of them women, to bring Tiffany's designs and ideas to life.
[via Art Daily