'Talking Art' With Rolf Achilles

Mar 19, 2019

Rolf Achilles, an independent art historian from Chicago, will give a lecture on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Butterworth Center in Moline, entitled “Tiffany and Other Great Midwestern Panes”. The lecture is free and open to the public.

His lecture coincides with the Figge Art Museum’s current exhibit, “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection”. That exhibit contains over 60 gorgeous pieces drawn from the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago, including stained-glass windows, vases, lamps, and other decorative objects.

Rolf Achilles
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Listen to the conversation here with Rolf Achilles about the brilliant technical innovations that Louis Comfort Tiffany perfected, the societal forces at play that gave rise to the creation of Tiffany glass, and why the Midwest—Chicago in particular—has a rich collection of Tiffany windows.

The Butterworth Center is located at 1105 8th St. in Moline. Refreshments will be served in the dining room afterwards. You can read more about Rolf Achilles’ educational background and academic work here. Don’t miss the chance to hear this informative and passionate art historian and preservationist.