Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tiffany at the Harrison Home

Louis Comfort Tiffany is the topic for the third annual Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series presentation at the President Benjamin Harrison Memorial Home, 1230 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis. (That's President Harrison in the picture.)

Starting with tea at 4 p.m. 23 October, the event also includes a presentation by Donna Climenhage, curator at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum, tours of the house and a wine reception at 5:30 p.m.

Climenhage will discuss a recent Tiffany exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the life of Louis Comfort Tiffany, as well as the original Tiffany pieces in the President Benjamin Harrison Home collection.

On display in a special year-end exhibition will be Tiffany items from the museum's permanent collection as well as original Tiffany pieces from the Tiffany & Co. Archives.

Tickets are $60, which includes the event and tour of the house and exhibit. At $90, a donor ticket includes the event and tour with exhibit and a memento from Tiffany & Co. Indianapolis. For $120, a patron ticket includes the event and tour with exhibit, a copy of the softbound version of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall and a memento from Tiffany.

For reservations or more information, email or call 317:631-1888.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, located in Winter Park, Fla., houses the world's most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) including Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows, lamps, and the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

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