Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Stained Glass in Chicago
Navy Pier is quite a place offering a Children's Museum, ferris wheel, Shakespeare theater, boat tours of the Chicago River, a carousel, food choices, and much more. One free exhibit we thoroughly enjoyed was the stained glass. This is a collection of windows from homes, churches and other buildings in Chicago. During the late 1800's and early 1900's there were over 200 stained glass manufacturers in Chicago. Tiffany's explorations with glass production inspired more talent. There are still many buildings with amazing glass but this exhibit explained techniques along with highlighting different artists and styles. Tiffany's dome in the public library is amazing...our picture hardly represents its majesty.