Glendale

“Light and Color”: Rare 13th to 20th Century Stained Glass Windows

Beginning June 26th, the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale will display rarely seen stained glass windows from its world-renowned stained glass art collection, dating from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Windows from Germany, France, Spain and America will be on display, featuring individual techniques and styles used by stained glass artists from around the world. The exhibit chronicles the history of stained glass, from its origins to its “lost years.” to its resurgence in America and present day status as a fine art.
This magnificent stained glass window exhibit highlights the various elements found in stained glass windows, including design, imagery and inscription. The exhibit includes an example created from drawings by Albrecht Durer, world-renowned German painter, draftsman and engraver, dating back to 1502; a French window with the figure of Charlemagne that dates back to 1210; windows from Pamplona, Spain, circa 1575; windows from the 1930s, including the 1937 nativity windows by Heinigke & Smith, which were created from designs by illustrator William Pogany; windows that Charles J. Connick and Judson Studios purchased from the William Randolph Hearst collection, and more.

The “Light & Color” exhibit will be on display from June 26-November 15 in the Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale. Admission is free. For more information, call (800) 204-3131, or log on to www.forestlawn.com.

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