Field Trip to Lyman Allyn Art Museum
St. James Episcopal Church, New London
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams Street
New London, CT 06320
Louis Comfort Tiffany stained-glass window exhibit & lecture
1:00 p.m. Explore the museum on your own
2:00 p.m. Lecture about Tiffany stained-glass windows
Who: All are welcome
How much: $25 per person ($20 per person for museum members) includes lecture & admission to museum.
How do I sign up?
Submit payment to St. James Parish Office. Make checks out to St. James
Why? To gain spiritual insight into the Tiffany stained-glass windows that grace St. James Church.
Lyman Allyn’s Tiffany in New London exhibit features three stained-glass windows from New London that anchor the gallery, evoking the contemplative memorial and ecclesiastical environment for which they were created. The local patrons who commissioned these and other objects offer insight into a key period in New London’s history, when the region flourished and was a popular seaside resort for the wealthy. The stained-glass windows also illustrate Louis Comfort Tiffany’s many technical innovations in glassmaking.
Prof. Robert Baldwin will present a talk focusing on Tiffany’s two stained glass windows at the Lyman Allyn– Come unto Me and Saint Cecilia, that will discuss the nexus of spirituality, nature, gender, and the arts in the windows of Tiffany. Few artists of the day did more to translate Christian themes into landscape imagery, especially paradisiacal gardens and sublime wilderness scenes featuring sacred rivers, trees of life, eternal sunsets, and spiritual pathways.