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A hidden jewel of Chicago: the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. Located at Navy Pier, Smith Museum is the first [and perhaps the only] museum dedicated to stained glass windows. In a 800-foot long stretch we can see about 150 stained glass windows at display. The themes are secular and religious, Victorian, modern and contemporary.
The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows is a permanent display of 150 stained glass windows housed in an 800-ft.-long series of galleries along the lower level terraces of Festival Hall. Open since February 2000, it is the first museum in the United States dedicated solely to stained glass windows. It showcases both secular and religious windows and is divided by artistic theme into four categories: Victorian, Prairie, Modern and Contemporary. All of the windows were designed by prominent local, national and European studios and most were originally installed in Chicago area residential, commercial and religious buildings.


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    • 1. 2 http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-2201311-chicago14/
    • 2. The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows is a permanent display of 150 stained glass windows housed in an 800-ft.-long series of galleries along the lower level terraces of Festival Hall. Open since February 2000, it is the first museum in the United States dedicated solely to stained glass windows. It showcases both secular and religious windows and is divided by artistic theme into four categories: Victorian, Prairie, Modern and Contemporary. All of the windows were designed by prominent local, national and European studios and most were originally installed in Chicago area residential, commercial and religious buildings. The windows provide unique insight into Chicago's cultural, ethnic and artistic history. The time period they represent, 1870 to the present, was an era of intense urban revision that featured the development, decline and revitalization of neighborhoods, the development of commercial and cultural institutions, the evolution of artistic styles and the response of various ethnic groups to these changes. The religious windows reveal the national and ethnic styles of Chicago's European immigrants, while the residential windows display the history of architecture and decorative art styles. Well-known artists' windows on display include Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge, as well as Chicago artists Ed Paschke and Roger Brown.
    • 3. The Smith Museum exhibit spans from the 1870s to present day. Many of the windows were originally installed in buildings in the Chicago area and showcase a variety of historic, religious and decorative scenes displayed in different styles. The exhibit is divided into four main categories; Victorian, Prairie, Modern and Contemporary. All the windows were designed by prominent artists from European and American studios.
    • 4. An Angel between Two Saints1886 – Unidentified artist Chicago Skyline Tiffany Studio 1928
    • 5. Chicago Skyline Tiffany Studio 1928
    • 6. Chicago Skyline Tiffany Studio 1928
    • 7. Jonquil Fire Screen - Attributed to Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company
    • 8. Jonquil Fire Screen - Attributed to Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company The Richard H. Driehaus Gallery of Stained Glass Windows
    • 9. Jonquil Fire Screen - Attributed to Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (detail)
    • 10. Autumn 1890 – by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company
    • 11. Spring 1890 – by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company
    • 12. GirlwithCherryBlossoms-TiffanyGlass&DecoratingCompany,c. 1890 DriehausGallery
    • 13. One of the most well-known names in stained glass is Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). Born in New York City, he began working with glass in 1873 and opened his own studio in 1885. He was part of the Art Nouveau Movement in the late 19th century. In 1882, he was commissioned by President Chester A. Arthur to redecorate the White House. Part of his redesign included adding Tiffany glass to light fixtures, windows, and a floor-to-ceiling stained glass screen in the Entrance Hall. When Chicago held the World’s Columbian Exhibition in 1893, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, the artist designed the Tiffany Chapel with stained glass windows depicting Christian themes. Landscape with Yellow Sky – by Agnes F. Northrop - Tiffany Studio
    • 14. Landscape with Yellow Sky – by Agnes F. Northrop - Tiffany Studio (detail)
    • 15. Pair of Medievalized Windows – by Tiffany and Associated Artists c.1900
    • 16. Jeweled Glass
    • 17. EveningLandscape-byLouisComfortTiffany TiffanyGallery-AutumnLandscape-byAgnesF.Northrop-TiffanyStudi
    • 18. Evening Landscape - by Louis Comfort Tiffany (detail)
    • 19. PebblesandShells–byLouisComfortTiffany Garden with Fountain – by unidentified designer
    • 20. Tiffany Gallery Pair of Poppies - by Louis Comfort Tiffany Opalescent glass
    • 21. Field of Lilies 1910 – by Tiffany Studio
    • 22. The 13 Tiffany windows on display at the Smith Museum are a private collection by the Richard H. Driehaus Gallery of Stained Glass. Each window uses several types of glass. The different colors, techniques and layers create a finished product that is rich with color and detail. The windows represent both religious and secular themes
    • 23. Landscape with waterfall – Agnes F. Northrop - Tiffany Studio
    • 24. The Four Seasons, c. 1907-08 After Alphonse Mucha by an unidentified artist and fabricator, possibly Mucha himself or under Mucha’s supervision, in Chicago.
    • 25. Made for a house at 6502 North Sheridan Road, Chicago. These Art Nouveau windows were removed from the house, now demolished, built at 6502 North Sheridan Road in about 1907.
    • 26. The year before, 1906, the internationally acclaimed Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, his wife Maruska, their cook and several servants moved to Chicago. Mucha set up a studio, painted, and taught painting at The Art Institute of Chicago for two months.
    • 27. The Four Seasons, c. 1907-08 After Alphonse Mucha
    • 28. Mucha also lectured and gave tutorials at the Pallet and Chisel Club, and was roundly celebrated by the Czech and Bohemian community. Dividing time between Chicago and New York, Mucha remained in Chicago on and off until 1909.
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