1. A Passion for Tiffany Lamps at the Queens Museum
Art collectors are a passionate bunch that can be found in every economic bracket, and in every decade and century. Well before the art-collecting duo, the Vogel’s, there were the Neustadt’s of the 1930’s. Newly married, and living in Queens, Egon and Hildegarde Neustadt purchased their first Tiffany lamp for $12.50 at a secondhand shop in Greenwich Village in 1935. Although Tiffany lamps were not highly regarded at the time, the Neustadt’s were drawn to the beauty of the glass and the quality of the lamps, and over the course of fifty years, their collection grew to more than 200 lamps. It is the largest lamp collection ever assembled. The exhibit, A Passion for Tiffany Lamps, will display some of Tiffany’s most iconic lamps, including Wisteria, Dragonfly, and some unusual lamps produced in limited numbers. The exhibit will be on view through April 30, 2018 at the Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which is less than two miles from the original Tiffany glass furnace, bronze foundry and workshops, which were located in Corona, Queens. While you’re there, check out The Panorama of the City of New York.
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