Metropolitan Museum of Art
Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall
Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artists Country Estate
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November 21, 2006–May 20, 2007
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Laurelton Hall, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s extraordinary country estate in Oyster Bay, New York, completed in 1905, was the epitome of the designers achievement and in many ways defined this multifaceted artist. Tiffany designed every aspect of the project inside and out, creating a total aesthetic environment. The exhibition is a window into Tiffany’s most personal art, bringing into focus this remarkable artist who lavished as much care and creativity on the design and furnishing of his home and gardens as he did on all the wide-ranging media in which he worked. Although the house tragically burned to the ground in 1957, the exhibition brings together many of its surviving architectural elements and interior features. In addition, the exhibition features Tiffany’s personal collections of his own work, breathtaking stained-glass windows, paintings, glass and ceramic vases, as well as the artist’s collections of Japanese, Chinese, and Native American works of art.
Accompanied by a publication.
The exhibition is made possible by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund.
It was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida.