Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts
The Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts featured an exhibition of iconic artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. At the height of the Art Nouveau period in Europe and America, his elegant jewelry designs were informed by a love of nature and exotic Middle Eastern cultures. Fueled by the exposure they received in several international expositions, Tiffany’s jewelry designs became popular around the world. In the KIA exhibition, visitors were exposed to a range of Tiffany’s design work: his sumptuous Art Nouveau jewelry, his spectacular leaded-glass lamps and his exquisite work in blown glass, metals and mosaics. Neil Lane provided his support as a lender to the Tiffany Jewels exhibit with numerous pieces of jewelry from his own collection.