American Glass Guild




Stained Glass Tour Day 1

Monday, August 4, 2008


Bus Tour

Tour Leader:  Jean Farnsworth

Bus departs hotel at 7:30 AM

and returns to hotel at  6:00PM



St. John's Episcopal Church

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bala Cynwyd: The church contains little-know examples of Nicola D’Ascenzo’s early work (1906) exhibiting his awareness of the English Arts & Crafts movement as well as his first use of a medieval medallion window.  The church also contains post-WWII windows by D’Ascenzo, as well as a number of examples of English windows by John Hardman (1906) and James Powell & Sons, Whitefriars, London (c. 1928).



Our Mother of Good Counsel

Our Mother of Good Counsel, Bryn Mawr: This church is glazed with a full program of 15 Tyrolese Art Glass Co. (TGA) windows documented from the 1897 order form and includes a number of interesting subjects including Our Mother of Consolation with SS. Augustine and Monica, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, and SS. Rita of Cascia and St. Thomas of Villanova placed under the seal of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.




St. Mary's Episcopal Church

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Ardmore: There are a variety of windows at St. Mary’s; however the tour will concentrate on the two windows by Gordon Guthrie (1932).




The Chapel of Saint Joseph



St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia: A boxed lunch will be provided and a special exhibit of windows from the University’s collection will be set up just for viewing by the tour participants.  The exhibit will include: French windows by Charles Lévêque, (1874) and Louis Koch (1905-06) both from Beauvais; windows from Austria, Munich and Düsseldorf by Tyrolese Art Glass Co. (1889), Franz Mayer (1889) and Glasmalerei Gassen & Blaschke (1903); English windows by John Hardman (1891) with the accompanying presentation drawings and an unidentified English window; windows by the Dutch artist Joep Nicholas (1949) and the Belgium artist Frans van Immerseel.


Chapel of  St. Joseph: St. Joseph’s University chapel is glazed with a  program of 4 unique windows both designed and painted by the German artist Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen (1991) and executed under his direction at Mayer of Munich.




Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel


Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel:The 10 windows in the synagogue were designed by Jacob Landau in collaboration with Benoit Gilsoul and fabricated by Willet Stained Glass Studio in 1974.




 Glencairn Museum


Glencairn Museum educates visitors about the history of religion, using art and artifacts from a variety of cultures and time periods. Religious life through the ages is presented by means of a remarkable collection of objects illustrating religions as varied as ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek and Roman, medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and Native American.


11th century stained glass from the Abbey of St. Denis - examples of some of the earliest stained glass panels ever created.

The fifth-floor chapel, with its ceiling mosaic depicting a scene from the Biblical Book of Revelation.

Life-sized statue of the goddess Minerva-Victoria in the Roman and Early Christian gallery.

The Great Hall: the five-story high former living room of the house, featuring medieval furniture and sculpture and stained glass built into the structure.

Glencairn Museum   1001 Cathedral Road,  Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
















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