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Picture of bold letter wording "collecting inspiration. Edward C. Moore at Tiffany and co" with drawing of a copper fish coming up for water and a dragon fly landing on plants.
Exhibition

Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.

Through October 20
Free with Museum admission

Edward C. Moore (1827–1891)—the creative force who led Tiffany & Co. to unparalleled originality and success during the second half of the 19th century—amassed a vast collection of decorative arts of exceptional quality and in various media, from Greek and Roman glass and Japanese baskets to metalwork from the Islamic world. These objects were a source of inspiration for Moore, a noted silversmith in his own right, and the designers he supervised. The exhibition Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. will feature more than 180 extraordinary examples from Moore's personal collection, which was donated to the Museum, alongside 70 magnificent silver objects designed and created at Tiffany & Co. under his direction. Drawn primarily from the holdings of The Met, the display will also include seldom seen examples from a dozen private and public lenders. A defining figure in the history of American silver, Moore played a pivotal role in shaping the legendary Tiffany design aesthetic and the evolution of The Met’s collection.

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The catalogue is made possible by the William Cullen Bryant Fellows of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For a list of Moore’s books given to The Met click here

To access a large-print version of the exhibition text, click here

Pitcher, Tiffany & Co. 1878. Silver, copper, brass, gold-silver alloy, copper-gold alloy. Private Collection, New York

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Dates
Through October 20
Free with Museum admission
Picture of bold letter wording "collecting inspiration. Edward C. Moore at Tiffany and co" with drawing of a copper fish coming up for water and a dragon fly landing on plants.