Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture: Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen

  • Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will build on her extensive study of the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. This lecture will bring to light new research on Agnes Northrop, the only truly independent woman designer Louis Comfort Tiffany employed. In spite of her prominent role at the time, few windows, until recently, have been attributed to her, and her significance has been long overshadowed by Tiffany himself and by other women in his employ. The lecture will explore Northrop’s pioneering work as a designer of windows in a male-dominated field.