"Tiffany Girls" Talk With Arlie Sulka ‘78, Owner of Lillian Nassau LLC Gallery, and Margaret Hofer, New-York Historical Society Museum Director
Please join us to learn about the “Tiffany Girls” who cut glass for Tiffany Studios’ famed lamps, windows, mosaics, and enamels. The discussion will be led by Arlie Sulka ’78, expert on the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, and Margaret Hofer, Museum Director of the New-York Historical Society and co-author of the 2007 catalog on the “Tiffany Girls.”
Thursday, October 6
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Address to be provided to registered guests.
All ticket sales will go directly to the Scholarship Fund, dedicated to providing critical financial aid to students from the Greater New York area.
Arlie Sulka ‘78 is the owner of the Lillian Nassau LLC gallery. Lillian Nassau, the gallery’s founder, has been credited with reviving interest in and almost single-handedly creating the market for the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios. In 1980, Ms. Nassau recruited Ms. Sulka to work alongside her in her legendary 57th Street gallery. Since assuming ownership of Lillian Nassau LLC in 2006, Ms. Sulka published two books about Tiffany Favrile Glass and Tiffany Favrile Pottery. Ms. Sulka has been part-time lecturer in the NYU Continuing Education Appraisal Studies Program and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Antiques and Art Dealers Association of America, the Art Dealers League of America and the Art Glass Forum. She has recently become a Corning Glass Museum Fellow and a member of the Chairman’s Council and Collection Committee at the New-York Historical Society. In addition, since 1998, Ms. Sulka has appeared as an appraiser of glass on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.
Margaret K. Hofer is Vice President and Museum Director at the New-York Historical Society, which holds the world’s largest collections of Tiffany lamps. As a decorative arts curator at the Historical Society for more than twenty years, Ms. Hofer curated numerous exhibitions, including the groundbreaking A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls. Her publications include Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman (2015, with Roberta J. M. Olson); Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York (2011); and A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls (2007, with Martin Eidelberg and Nina Gray). She received her B.A. from Yale University and M.A. from the University of Delaware's Winterthur Program in Early American Culture.