Tryon Palace Sets March Programming Around Tiffany Exhibit

Michael Tracy

An original work by glass artist Michael Tracy, who will lead a discussion about glass art Saturday, March 18, at the North Carolina History Center.

Tryon Palace has set two programs in March in conjunction with the new exhibit, “Louis C. Tiffany: Art and Innovation,” about the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

The first program of the month is a screening of the 1961 film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and is the first installment in the Tryon Palace Film Series. This free screening is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, from 4 – 6:30p.m., and guests must preregister to reserve their seat. Light refreshments will be offered during the film’s intermission.

Louis C. Tiffany was son of Charles Tiffany, founder of the internationally acclaimed Tiffany and Company, which is featured prominently in film. Guests can watch this film and peruse the Tiffany glass on display in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery.

The second program centered around the Tiffany exhibit will be a free artist lecture Saturday, March 18, from 1-3 p.m. with Michael Tracy, MFA, Faculty Coordinator for the ECU GlasStation in Farmville. Tracy will discuss the history of glass and its uses as an artistic medium. His talk will focus primarily on the American studio glass movement, comparing and contrasting it with previous glass factories (such as that of Louis C. Tiffany), and touch on current trends in glass artistry.

Tracy received his BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington and his MFA from Illinois State University. Tracy is currently the glass blowing instructor for East Carolina University GlasStation.

Louis Comfort Tiffany was known for his innovations in glass and the exhibit, “Louis C. Tiffany: Art and Innovation,” explores the life and work of this glass artist. On loan from the Museum of the Albemarle, the exhibit is open free in the North Carolina History Center’s Duffy Exhibition Gallery through March 26.

For more information, call 252-639-3500 or visit

Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

March 7: Behind the Scenes Tour: Costume Shop 

March 11: Tryon Palace Garden Lecture Series

March 14: Behind the Scenes Tour: Gardens

March 17: Lunch and Learn: Women at the Ballot Box

Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Director of Public Affairs, Tryon Palace

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