In the Company of Angels

The Masterworks

Making its Texas debut in Waco ~ November 2013 ~ this traveling exhibit of seven exquisite Tiffany stained glass windows is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Witness the guestbook note below. As the exhibit has traveled the country from Rochester to Cincinnati to Montgomery and 11 other cities, throngs of angel enthusiasts and fine art patrons have taken their time, gazing upon these nearly-lost treasures.

noteHistoric Waco Foundation is pleased to announce its engagement of this heralded exhibit, which will remain in Waco at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum from November 2013 through January 2014.

Visitors are anticipated to arrive from around the state. Certainly, Waco’s own nationally recognized stained glass craftsman, Bryant Stanton, understands why.

“The ‘awe’ of Tiffany’s work never fails to hold my rapt attention.. Words cannot adequately describe, nor can photos capture, the intense deep color and beauty of Tiffany’s multi-layers of glass plating. For those who have never seen a Tiffany window in person, viewing this exhibit will be a singular treat.” ~ Bryant Stanton

In the Company with Angels

 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

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Seraphim Sponsors 

Humanities Texas

The Brazos Forum

Cherubim Sponsors

Baylor University

Big 95 KBGO

KWTX Media

Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey

Funeral Home

Archangel Sponsors

First National Bank of Central Texas

 First National Bank of McGregor

Earle-Napier-Kinnard-House

East Terrace House

Fort House

McCulloch House

Waco Foundation

Heavenly Donors and Contributors

Dr. and Mrs. Watson Arnold

Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Brown

Mrs. Spencer Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brownfield

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Capps, Spencer House Bed and Breakfast

The Clifton Group

Community Bank and Trust

Mrs. Mike Corwin

Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Davis

Ms. Carol Frambach

Mr and Mrs. Ted Getterman

Mr. and Mrs. Rondy Gray

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hawkins

Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center

Hobbs Bonded Fiber

Laverty’s Antiques and Furnishings

Mrs. Jean Leggett

M. Lipsitz & Co.

Lovett and Associates

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Maxwell

Mr. and Mrs. Don McMahon

EXHIBIT LOCATION
Lee Lockwood Library and Museum
2801 W. Waco Drive, Waco, Texas

TOUR HOURS 
NOV. 2, 2013 – JAN. 26, 2014

Tues. – Saturday          10 am to 5 pm
Thurs. extended hrs.   5 pm to 7 pm
Sunday                           12 pm to 5 pm

CLOSED MONDAYS
Closed the following holidays and Stars over Texas Jamboree: Nov 7, Nov 28, Dec 4 & 5, Dec 24 and 25, Dec 31, Jan 1, and Jan 8 & 9.

ADMISSION
Adults $10
Seniors/College $8
Children (6-18) $5

Groups Tours of 10+   $7/person             Half Day and Full Day Group Tour Information

To receive the discounted Group Tour rate, schedule through the HWF Office by calling 254-753-5166.

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The eight-foot high, backlit lancet windows depict the angels addressed in chapters 2-3 of the book of Revelation. The Biblical text conveys that each of The Seven Churches of Asia received letters bearing specific messages from God. The seven angels are each charged with imparting a portion of the Revelation.

Text panels introduce visitors to the historical background, the artistic qualities and the spiritual inspiration of the window series. There is also a short video on the restoration of the windows.

The Mystery

Your visit to view Tiffany’s seven angels will be complete with the mysterious history of these magnificent windows.

We won’t spoil the story here, but be prepared for a tale that spans the glories of a church’s adoration to decades of loss, only to be found in 2001 in a humble stable (ahem, a barn). Not until the last window was cleaned did Tiffany’s signature emerge whereupon the history of American glass restoration claimed a stunning new chapter.

 

The Man

TiffanyLouis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) ~ son of “The King of Diamonds,” Charles Louis Tiffany who founded Tiffany & Company ~ worked during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was best known for his work in stained glass, although throughout his life he was also a painter, interior decorator, landscape designer, and architect.

From 1902 to 1932, Tiffany operated his own glassmaking studios, known as Tiffany Studios, where hundreds of craftsmen were employed to create windows, mosaics, lamps, metalwork, ceramics, and enamels, all of which were designed and influenced by the artist himself.

Louis Tiffany believed that light transformed by the miracle of colored glass can shine into an earthly space as a symbol of the divine force that shines into the world.

The traveling exhibit of ‘In Company with Angels’ brings the ‘Tiffany experience’ to Texas, giving us personal insight into the artistic-visual taste of a long ago bygone era of the Tiffany Studios Masterworks.

 

 The Migel House

Dr. and Mrs. Eddie Morrison

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Meyer

Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon Olson

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Packard

Mr. and Mrs. Linn Pescaia

Dr. and Mrs. Ross Reagan

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Roscher

Ms. Peggy Rush

Mrs. Carol Sedberry

Mr. Bryant J. Stanton,  Stanton Glass Studio

Judge and Mrs. Ken Starr

Mr. and Mrs. Heyward Taylor

Mr. and Mrs. Murray Watson

Ms. Eolior Yokus

Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Young

organizers

Exhibition organized by In Company with Angels, a non-profit organization formed to preserve
and exhibit the windows. Photography by Douglas A. Lockard.

sponsors
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the 
National Endowment for the Humanities, and by a generous contribution from Waco’s own Brazos Forum, Baylor University, KWTX Media, Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, and the Masterson Fund of Waco Foundation.  
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And with much gratitude for the Historic Waco Foundation Angels who have helped to bring this extraordinary exhibit to the Heart of Texas.