Archive for Stained Glass
If you love the Arts and Crafts Movement, decorative arts, or merely artistically and well designed home furnishings, you may want to head over to the Renwick Gallery before this exhibit ends on June 7.
It is a very managable exhibit and can easily be viewed over a couple of lunch hours if you work in the neighborhood.
According to the organizers, this is the most comprehensive exhibition ever undertaken on the work of Arts and Crafts legends Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene — AND, the first such exhibition to travel outside of California.
If you don’t have the time to go, or even just want to see what its about prior to a visit, more information and an online exhibition can be found here>>
About two months ago I posted about the Heurich home just off of Dupont Circle. The grand home permits modern visitors to get an idea of what life was like for wealthy residents of the City in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Another indication of wealth and power in the City is how people ended their lives. The Heurichs are no exception.
Members of Heurich family were laid to rest in their mausoleum at Rock Creek Cemetery. The structure is an impressive Beaux Arts edifice, replete with bronze angles and stained glass.
In any other cemetery, it would be a sight to behold. At Rock Creek Cemetery, it holds its own among the other impressive monuments. More photos after the jump. Continue reading