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This exhibition examines the function of stained glass as a means for religious storytelling and investigates how that history impacts the understanding of work in stained glass by contemporary viewers. The exhibition also reveals rarely seen processes that go into the creation of stained glass, including life-size preliminary drawings and small scale color renderings in gouache, ink and watercolor.


Published version. Published in a Haggerty Museum gallery guide entitled "Let There be Light: Stained Glass and Drawings from the Collection of Oakbrook Esser Studios" (2010). © 2010 Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University. Used with permission.