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Neustadt’s ‘Passion for Tiffany Lamps’ Exhibit

The Neustadt Collection’s “A Passion for Tiffany Lamps” exhibit recently opened at The Queens Museum through April 2018.The Neustadt Collection’s “A Passion for Tiffany Lamps” exhibit recently opened at The Queens Museum through April 2018.The Neustadt Collection’s “A Passion for Tiffany Lamps” exhibit recently opened at The Queens Museum through April 2018. The exhibit highlights the extraordinary collecting legacy of Dr. Egon Neustadt (1898–1984) and his wife Hildegard (1910–1961), Austrian immigrants who were among the earliest collectors of works by American artist Louis C. Tiffany (1848–1933). The exhibit captures details of the Neustadts’ lives, including that the couple bought their first Tiffany lamp from a second-hand shop in Greenwich Village in 1935 when Tiffany’s designs were out of fashion, as well as other recently discovered details excerpted from Egon Neustadt’s memoirs. In all, the exhibit features 25 lamps and contains examples of Tiffany’s most iconic lamps—the Wisteria and Dragonfly—along with unusual models produced in limited number and several rare examples never before displayed.
Queens Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm at Queens Museum, in the New York City Building at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. A suggested fee of $8 for adults and $4 for seniors provides access to the whole museum. Children under 18 are free.
The exhibit is organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York City. The Neustadt is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Egon Neustadt, an early Tiffany collector who amassed the largest and most important collection of Tiffany lamps ever assembled. Today, The Neustadt is committed to sharing this story and its collections through its gallery at the Queens Museum in New York City and exhibitions that travel to museums nationwide. Since 1995, The Neustadt has partnered with the Queens Museum to share its collection with the New York metropolitan area through a permanent Tiffany gallery and educational programming. This partnership has special significance because Tiffany’s glass furnace, bronze foundry and workshops were located in Corona, less than two miles from the Museum.

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