For the Sundays at the Met program An Old World Art Form for the New World: Issues in the History of Conservation, Collecting, and American Designs for Stained-Glass Windows, a group of experts, conservators and curators explore the history of stained glass, from its creation to its conservation, its design to its collection.
Alice Cooney Freylinghausen shares her expertise in American decorative arts, describing the rarely-considered American tradition of stained glass, centered in New York City. Focusing on the major figures and studios, Freylinghausen describes the rich history of stained glass produced in New York. As she takes us through the designs that characterized the three centuries between 1650 and 1920, she also reveals the cultural attitudes, beliefs, and traditions of American history.
Alice Cooney Freylinghausen, Anthony and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts; introduced by Lisa Pilosi, conservator, Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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