A Stained Glass Fieldtrip
Guest Post by Isabelle Kramer, MOA Marketing Student Employee
The newest exhibition at the MOA is Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, an exhibition of stained glass and lamps by Tiffany Studios. But did you know that stained glass—including Tiffany glass—can be found all around Utah? We ‘ve made a list of several stained glass sites around the area so you can go scout out all these beautiful windows on your own!
The Cathedral of the Madeleine
This majestic cathedral dates back to the early 1900’s and is chock-full of beautiful windows commissioned by the Reverend Joseph S. Glass. These windows were poured and mounted in Munich, Germany. See if you can find the Nativity and some of the venerable saints! (331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City)
Mark’s Episcopal Church
The first Protestant church in the Salt Lake Valley, the Cathedral of St. Mark was designed to highlight the values and spirit of the American frontier. Four of the windows in this historic building were designed by Tiffany Studios. See if you can figure out which ones! (Hint: Look for windows depicting Christ appearing to his disciples on the road towards Emmaus, an Annunciation scene, and a window depicting an angel appearing to the three Marys. (231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City)
First Presbyterian Church
This gothic, looming cathedral was built using sandstone quarried at Red Butte Canyon. The stained glass windows in the structure are original, handcrafted in Minnesota. Can you find the three that depict Christ in Gethsemane, the Nativity, and the Angel of the Resurrection? (12 C Street, Salt Lake City)
LDS Assembly Hall
Found in Temple Square, the assembly hall is filled with stained glass windows created by local glass artisans. Which flower do you think is depicted in the windows? (Hint: the flower is symbolic of the blessings bestowed on the early pioneers)
LDS Lehi Fourth Ward
This building, constructed in the early 1900’s, features a large stained glass window that depicts a large beehive. The window has since been reinstalled in the new Lehi Fourth Ward, but is still absolutely breathtaking. (880 N. 700 East, Lehi)
Interested in learning about even more stained glass in the Utah Valley area? Visit Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light at the MOA and pick up a free guide. See you soon!