NY exhibit highlights Tiffany's religious objects

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 11 at 1:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Comfort Tiffany was the quintessential tastemaker of the post-Civil War Gilded Age. He's famous for his iridescent leaded-glass windows and lamps. But most of his commissions were for America's houses of worship at a time of unprecedented church-building.

"Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion" is a new exhibit at The Museum of Biblical Art in New York City. It's the first major show to focus exclusively on Tiffany's religious output of altars, baptismal fonts, mosaics, windows and other liturgical ornamentation. It features 84 objects. Ten are stained-glass windows.

The exhibition runs through Jan. 20.

There's also a luminous window at New York's Temple Emanu-El of the Ten Commandments. The museum will lead tours to see it Dec. 6 and Jan. 9.

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Museum of Biblical Art: http://www.mobia.org

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