The New York Landmarks Conservancy, in partnership with
The National Arts Club, cordially invite you to:
«Donald MacDonald, 19th Century Glass Artisan, and His Design of
The National Arts Club Glass Dome»
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
One of the most outstanding architectural glass works of 19th century in America is the glass dome produced by Donald MacDonald for Samuel Tilden’s Gramercy Park mansion, now The National Arts Club. Though the dome is iconic among architectural historians, few persons know the background of its designer, Donald MacDonald.
Glass historian Jennifer Thalheimer will reveal all about MacDonald and his work including his role in the Aesthetic Movement and relationship to John La Farge and Louis Comfort Tiffany. The National Arts Club also has important La Farge architectural glass installed in its east parlor.
Ms. Thalheimer is the Curator and Collections Manager of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Orlando, which houses the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world. She is a leading expert on American decorative glass, and is currently a primary contributor to the Corning Museum Tiffany glass exhibition. Ms. Thalheimer’s ongoing project for the Morse Museum, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Chronology, is an online resource that centralizes documented facts of Tiffany’s life.
The National Arts Club dress code requires that men wear trousers and collared shirts.
Space is limited, so please register early. We will maintain a waiting list of everyone else interested in participating and accommodate you as reservations change.
To register or for more information, contact Jenna Smith at 212-995-5260 or JennaSmith@nylandmarks.org.
This lecture is generously sponsored by Lillian Nassau LLC, 220 East 57th St., NYC.