Smith Museum of Stained Glass

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Mon. 10 AM–8 PM
Tue. 10 AM–8 PM
Wed. 10 AM–8 PM
Thu. 10 AM–8 PM
Fri. 10 AM–10 PM
Sat. 10 AM–10 PM
800 E Grand Avenue
Chicago, Chicago 60610
(312) 595-7437

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Stained glass displays at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows in Navy Pier
The Smith Museum of Stained Glass (website) is a Museum in Chicago.
Official description from Smith Museum of Stained Glass:
The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows is a permanent display of 150 stained glass windows housed in an 800-ft.-long series of galleries along the lower level terraces of Festival Hall. Open since February 2000, it is the first museum in the United States dedicated solely to stained glass windows. It showcases both secular and religious windows and is divided by artistic theme into four categories: Victorian, Prairie, Modern and Contemporary. All of the windows were designed by prominent local, national and European studios and most were originally installed in Chicago area residential, commercial and religious buildings.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows is a permanent exhibition which opened in February 2000 at Chicago’s Navy Pier entertainment complex. It is the first American museum dedicated solely to the art of stained glass windows. Named after prominent Chicago collectors E.B. and Maureen Smith, the museum holds over 150 individual pieces displayed in four galleries: Victorian, Prairie, Modern, and Contemporary. The majority of the works originally came from Chicago-area buildings, and a number of prominent artists are represented, including John LaFarge, Adolfas Valeška, Ed Paschke, and Louis Comfort Tiffany. (Indeed, the museum contains the largest public display of Tiffany windows in the world ). The collection contains religious themes, secular work, and some more unusual items, including a stained glass portrait of basketball player Michael Jordan and a window created from glass soda bottles.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the Smith Museum of Stained Glass homepage or our exhibitions list for Chicago-wide exhibits.

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