Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Agnes Northrop

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 6 – 7:30 pm

40 E. Erie
Nickerson Mansion
Chicago, IL 60611

Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Agnes Northrop

Wednesday, September 25, 6 - 7:30pm

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will consider the work of Agnes Northrop, the most important woman artist at Tiffany Studios. Northrop, who is featured prominently in Eternal Light, worked with Tiffany for five decades and her popular floral and landscape windows played a key role in the success of the firm’s ecclesiastical business.


On September 7, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum will open Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass Windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany, an exhibition featuring 11 outstanding, ecclesiastical stained-glass windows made by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his workshop artisans between 1880 and 1925. The exhibition captures the artistic range and intricacy of Tiffany’s output, while drawing particular attention to his religiously-themed works as important signifiers of America’s rapidly shifting social, economic, and religious landscape at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.