“Angels Representing Seven Churches,” the central element of this exhibit, are a set of free-standing, eight-foot tall, windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1902 at Tiffany Studios in New York City. Originally commissioned for a church in Cincinnati, the seven windows depict angels which are almost life-size, illustrating passages from the Bible’s Book of Revelation. Although they form a set, each angel, named according to their Biblical reference, has different characteristics—and their own personality—depicted in glass through the artistry of Tiffany Studio.
As an estimated half Tiffany’s church windows have been lost, the tour of this full set of seven rediscovered windows is a unique opportunity to appreciate both Tiffany’s art and his craftsmanship in an intimate museum setting. But more than an artistic tour de force, and more than an interpretation of a set of biblical passages, the story of the Seven Angels weaves together history, art and spirituality. The exhibit includes not only the dramatic Tiffany windows, but is supported by interpretive text, illustrations, and music.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website