Tiffany Tete-a-Tete: A Digital Conversation Among Friends|
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This coming Thursday, July 16 Greg Merkel is participating in a presentation put on by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass on Tiffany's Iridescence. Greg is a Trustee of The Neustadt. Greg gave a presentation at the 2009 Symposium on Frederick Carder's Iridescent Glassware. The details on The Neustadt presentation are below.
Join Neustadt curators as they delve into Louis Comfort Tiffany's luscious iridescent effects with a special guest from Corning, Inc.
Date And Time
Thu, July 16, 2020
5:30 PM 6:30 PM EDT
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About this Event
After the resounding success of our first Tiffany Tête-à-Tête, our next episode focuses on the spectacular optical illusion that is iridescence: the creation of color without pigment. Tiffany's iridescence, first unveiled in 1895, is among the most significant artistic contributions of the nineteenth century. Using a secret combination of ingredients and techniques, Tiffany's chemists created a new kind of iridescent glass that captivated the public. With its dazzling colors and never-before-seen effects, Tiffany's iridescent glass was said to "outdo nature" and "shame the rainbow."
Join Neustadt curators Lindsy Parrott and Morgan Pruden on Thursday, July 16, as they explore the science beneath the glimmering surface of Tiffany's unique iridescence with special guest Dr. Gregory A. Merkel, Research Fellow in the Crystalline Materials Research Department at Corning Incorporated. Dr. Merkel, who is also a Neustadt Trustee, contributed his expert knowledge on the science of iridescence to The Neustadt's latest exhibition Tiffany's Iridescence: Glass in Rainbow Hues, on view in our gallery at the Queens Museum through early 2021.
Tiffany Tête-à-Tête: A Digital Conversation Among Friends is a bimonthly series offered through Zoom. Viewers are taken behind the scenes as Neustadt curators Lindsy Parrott and Morgan Pruden unravel Tiffany mysteries, reveal surprising research discoveries, and share amusing stories from their five years on the road together.
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