Tuesday, May 7, 2019
10:00 – 11:00am
The Neustadt Collection
526 46th Avenue
Long Island City*
FREE for AFA Members
Join the AFA for rare access to The Neustadt Collection of famed Tiffany glass in Long Island City. We will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the archive and conservation studio with Executive Director and Curator Lindsy Parrott, and Conservator Susan Tomlin.
We will explore The Neustadt’s unparalleled collection of more than a quarter of a million pieces of Tiffany sheet glass made for his firm’s renowned windows, lamps and mosaics, and examine firsthand the variety of extraordinary colors, textures and types of glass used to create these “paintings in glass.” We will learn about the remarkable process of creating Tiffany’s intricate leaded-glass lampshades and inspect conservation projects currently underway.
About the Neustadt
The Neustadt is a premier collection of Louis C. Tiffany’s celebrated lamps, windows, metalwork, and rare archival materials, including a vast over a quarter of a million pieces of original Tiffany flat glass and glass jewels used to create his iconic designs. Dedicated to preservation, scholarship, education, and connoisseurship, the organization provides an in-depth look at the artistry of the Tiffany Studios and its contribution to a uniquely American chapter in the history of stained glass. The Neustadt is committed to sharing this story and its collections with diverse audiences through its gallery at the Queens Museum in New York City and exhibitions that travel to museums nationwide.
*The Neustadt Collection is easily accessible via public transportation. Take the E, M, or 7 train one stop into Queens.