Tiffany Driving Tour

Tiffany Driving Tour

Explore Tiffany's glass mosaics across New York state. From New York City to western New York, Tiffany's mosaics make for stunning stops when road-tripping across the state. Below are a few of the highlights.

#1: The Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y.: Don't miss Tiffany's Glass Mosaics, on view May 20, 2017, through January 8, 2018. The exhibition features nearly 50 works dating from the 1890s to the 1920s, from intimately scaled mosaic fancy goods designed for use in the home to large-scale mosaic panels and architectural elements composed of thousands of individual pieces of glass.

#2: Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Episcopal Church, Corning, N.Y.: After a fire damaged the church in 1889, Tiffany's firm redecorated the new sanctuary, including a gorgeous reredos for the altar in the east chapel.

 

#3: First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church, Bath, N.Y.: Tiffany's firm redecorated the sanctuary in 1897. The glass inlaid pulpit, altar railing, wall-stenciling, and more are beautifully preserved.

 

#4: Willard Memorial Chapel

Willard Memorial Chapel, Auburn, N.Y.: Tiffany designer Jacob A. Holzer designed this chapel. Don't miss the memorial tablet featuring Faith, Hope, and Charity on a gold glass mosaic background.

 

#5: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Troy, N.Y.: Completed in the early 1890s, this is a rare surviving interior. From the sanctuary's gold wall mosaic to the figural panels in the reredeos above the altar, the church is a stunning example of Tiffany's early mosaic work.

 

#6: Woodlawn Cemetery

The Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.: The Harris C. Fahnestock mausoleum, designed in 1896, and the Swam Memorial mosaic, completed in 1914, are stunning components of this National Historic Landmark.

 

#7: St. Michael's Episcopal Church

St. Michael's Episcopal Church, New York, N.Y.: Here you can see the development of Tiffany's mosaic techniques. The chancel mosaics and leaded glass windows were installed in 1895. In 1920, the "Witnesses to the Redemption" mosaic was added and was praised as the masterpiece of Tiffany's mosaic work.

 

#8: Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.: Though the Met has numerous examples of Tiffany's work, don't miss these three highlights: The Garden Landscape mosaic and fountain, an ornate Column, and Architectural Elements from Laurelton Hall.

 

#9: The Neustadt Collection at the Queens Museum

The Neustadt Collection at the Queens Museum, Queens, N.Y.: Just a few miles from where Tiffany's glass furnaces, bronze foundry, and workshops were located is the Queens Museum. The Neustadt's permanent Tiffany gallery there allows visitors to see some of Tiffany's best works from the Neustadt Collection.

*Please note: These locations are not affiliated with The Corning Museum of Glass nor the Tiffany's Glass Mosaics exhibition. If you wish to visit these locations, please contact the site directly for hours and admission information.