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Curator-led tours

Travel back in time to 1893, when famed American artist Louis C. Tiffany opened his own glass furnaces in Queens, New York. There, Tiffany’s team of skilled chemists experimented in secret to create new kinds of highly-artistic glass the world had never seen before. From sculptural “drapery” and “ripple” glass to “streaky” and “spotted” glass in every imaginable color, their results were astonishing and forever changed the art of stained glass.

Today, The Neustadt counts over a quarter of a million examples of Tiffany’s remarkable glass in its holdings, now preserved as an archive of his revolutionary contributions to this centuries-old art form.

Join us for a special, behind-the-scenes tour to explore the only remaining repository of this important material and discover the secrets behind Tiffany’s groundbreaking innovations in glassmaking.

On these intimate, curator-led tours, guests will:

  • Explore towering aisles of wooden cubbies that store more than 250,000 pieces of original Tiffany glass in every imaginable color, pattern, and texture – the only repository of its kind!
  • Discover the secrets behind Tiffany's groundbreaking innovations in glassmaking and learn about his revolutionary contributions to the history of stained glass and mosaics.
  • Step back in time and experience the glass as Tiffany's artisans did, through an interactive 'touch table' and breathtaking lighting demonstrations that bring the glass to life.

 

 

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Tours are 1 hour long and limited to 6 guests. Advanced registration required.

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Curator explaining Tiffany glass to a tour group in the Tiffany glass archive
Curator explaining Tiffany glass to a tour group in the Tiffany glass archive
Curator explaining Tiffany glass to a tour group in the Tiffany glass archive
Curator explaining Tiffany glass to a tour group in the Tiffany glass archive
Curator explaining Tiffany glass to a tour group in the Tiffany glass archive