Be sure to catch Illuminate: Lightner Museum’s Stained Glass Rediscovered Exhibit Opening on Thursday, September 10, 2020. This stunningly unique exhibition is on permanent display on the mezzanine above the pool. It will include twelve of fifteen restored windows in addition to the distinguished Tiffany lamp with dragonfly motif.
Fifteen stained glass windows from the collection of Otto Lightner have been restored. While some of the windows in this collection were made by Tiffany Studios, the display brings to light lesser-known manufacturers that worked synonymously with Tiffany during the late 1880s such as Willet Stained Glass and Rudy Brothers Glass Studio, both from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The display focuses on portraiture, mythology and Art Nouveau, the theme at the forefront of stained glass in the early 1890s.
The restoration is thanks to a generous donation from Inez McDonald, along with additional donations by the Treasury Venue Collection and the St. Augustine Historic Inns.