Cincinnati museum to showcase Tiffany glass

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    Garden Landscape Window, leaded and enameled Favrile glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) and Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co., about 1900–1910, is part of 'Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection' a traveling exhibit that opens Feb. 17 in Cincinnati.

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  • More than 60 pieces created by stained glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany will leave Chicago for the first time to be part of an exhibition that first opens at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati before traveling across the country over three years.

    Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection opens Feb. 17 in Cincinnati and will be on display there through May 27.

    The show features 16 of Tiffany’s famous plant-and-animal-form stained glass lamps, 24 iridescent blown-glass vases, seven large leaded-glass windows, as well as andirons, candlesticks, humidors, and inkwells. The pieces are part of a large private collection at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago and have never been seen outside Chicago before this exhibition, according to museum staff.

    Tiffany, who died in 1933, was an American artist known for his work with decorative arts, especially stained glass, and was associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements.

    The Taft Museum is in downtown Cincinnati in an 1820-built structure, located at 316 Pike St., that was formerly the home of President William Howard Taft’s half brother Charles Phelps Taft.

    Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection heads next to the Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh, Wis. It will also be shown in seven other museums across the country, including the Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Ala., the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Ga., and the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Del., through January, 2021.

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    ■ Future artists are showcasing their work later this month at Way Public Library as the first part of an art education series organized by PRIZM Creative Community.

    The Preschool Picassos opens Feb. 17 and stays on display through March 15 at the Perrysburg library gallery, 101 E. Indiana Ave.

    The show features more than 100 pieces by little ones in area schools who are just learning different motions, media, and colors in the world of art.

    PRIZM, a nonprofit that supports the literary and visual arts, will host junior high and high school exhibitions later this year as the next two parts of the educational series.

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    ■ This year’s annual arts symposium hosted by the University of Toledo School of Visual and Performing Arts will focus on the topic of multisensory literacy and learning.

    The daylong event is Feb. 19 in the student union on UT’s main campus.

    Featured speaker during the event is Sara Diamond, president of OCAD University, the former Ontario College of Art and Design, in Toronto. She will speak from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in the student union auditorium.

    Other featured speakers and organizations participating in panels include the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Imagination Station, the Toledo Opera, Toledo Museum of Art staff, and Lance Gharavi, associate professor and artistic director of theater in the School of Film, Dance, and Theatre at Arizona State University, who will discuss the topic: Truth, or Something Like It: Science, Art, and Narrative.

    To register for the event or for more information, go to

    ■ The Art Supply Depo, in Toledo and Bowling Green, has released a class schedule for the winter months that includes classes for teenagers and adults that focus on life drawing.

    Artist Yusuf Lateef will teach The Intuitive Hand: Drawing Exercises to Enhance Focus for teens, from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 12, 19, 26, and March 5, and for adults from 6-8 p.m. March 19, 26, and April 2 and 9. Both classes are at the Toledo shop in downtown Toledo.

    To register for this and other classes, go to

    ■ During Black History Month, the Detroit Institute of Arts will provide public tours of its African-American art collection.

    The tours are at 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 1 and 6 p.m. Fridays, and 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

    For more information or for other Black History Month events, go to

    Send news of art items at least two weeks in advance to or call 419-724-6075.