Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen will speak about the stained-glass windows at Woodlawn Cemetery. Established in northern New York City in 1863, Woodlawn Cemetery is a 400-acre rural park-like setting that houses one of the largest and finest collections of funerary art in the country, including some 1,300 mausoleums, most of which retain their original stained-glass windows. The stained glass at Woodlawn provides a virtual compendium of stained glass styles and techniques over a nearly fifty-year period, from the late 1870s to the late 1920s, including over fifty windows by Tiffany Studios alone, the largest assemblage of Tiffany windows anywhere. Recently, Frelinghuysen has joined a team brought together to evaluate all the windows, documenting them, assessing their current condition, and making recommendations for their future conservation and protection. In her presentation she will give an overview of the windows, highlighting some of the most ambitious and beautiful, and will discuss the ongoing assessment project which has brought to light many previously unidentified windows and conditions.
Hidden Treasures: Tiffany Windows at Woodlawn Cemetery
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 2:30 pm