The Tiffany lampshade is, to many, an instantly recognizable piece of functional and iconic American art, with its colorful, illuminated glass and bowl-like shape. See several of these original designs — and learn more about the man behind (beneath?) the lampshade — at the MAC’s newly opened marquee exhibit of more than 60 objects spanning the prolific art career of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Working in the late 19th and early 20th century, Tiffany mastered the then-popular mediums of glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry and painting. Objects in the exhibition are on loan from the esteemed Richard H. Driehaus Collection out of Chicago, including stunning stained-glass windows, incredible deco vases, lampshades and other functional and decorative pieces that forever elevated ideals of beauty in common household objects.
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection • Oct. 3-Feb. 13, 2022; open Tue-Sun from 10 am-5 pm • $7-$12 • Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture • 2316 W. First Ave. • northwestmuseum.org • 509-456-3931
— Chey Scott