Let’s all raise a glass to the Crocker Art Museum, which has endured the many challenges of COVID-19 and emerged, back open to the pubic, with a special exhibit of stained glass and other works by one of the country’s most celebrated talents.
“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” opened on Sunday, June 6, and features more than 60 pieces by the New York-born Tiffany (1848-1933). As described on Crocker’s website, Tiffany “worked in glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. His technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
“He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, stained glass in particular, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime and continues to be highly sought after today.”
The downtown museum will offer several sideshows to the exhibit, including an online discussion at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, involving Associate Curator Jayme Yahr and Tiffany expert and “Antiques Roadshow” guest appraiser Arlie Sulka. There’s a $10 charge for nonmembers, and you can register online.
Every Thursday in July (except for July 1) and Friday in August, the Crocker will conduct what it calls “an intimate guided tour” of the Tiffany exhibition’s works. Those docent-led walks are free with museum admission.
The Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., is currently open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, with limited capacity. Learn the latest about admission on the Crocker’s “Museum Hours” webpage or by calling (916) 808-7000.