By Alexa Hawkins, JIA Director of Marketing & Communications
“Color is to the eye what music is to the ear.” Those words could not ring truer than in the methodical placement of tiny fragments of glass. Each piece is individually cut, colored, and placed, playing its part, striking a chord, and transforming simple shards into a symphony conducted by rays of the sun.
Aptly named “David Set Singers Before the Lord” and harmoniously orchestrated by Louis Comfort Tiffany, there’s nothing more magnificent than the one-hundred-year-old masterpiece that sits within Jekyll Island’s Faith Chapel. In celebration of the famed Tiffany window’s centennial year, visitors can now experience an immersive exhibit within Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum.
Highlighting the history of the man who brought the masterpiece to life, take a peek inside the world of Tiffany Studios and learn how stained glass was methodically crafted. View the original artistic renderings for the window, including Tiffany’s hand-written signature within the original Jekyll Island Club register. And try your hand at ‘painting in glass’ with a life-sized, interactive replica of the window that welcomes you to explore the history of Jekyll Island.
Visitors can experience Faith Chapel through an expert-led tour and see the one-of-a-kind window in person to appreciate its significance to the island. Those fond of Tiffany’s pristine, artistic style can also explore the gift shop’s limited anniversary collection in celebration of the window.
Its beauty is difficult to replicate and impossible to forget. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of this unique piece of Jekyll Island’s history.