Stained Glass before 1700 in American Collections: New England and New York
Fall 2023 Update
Check out new entries in our Recent Discoveries and Acquisitions page!
The American Committee of the Corpus Vitrearum is pleased to continue the foundational work established by its Checklist series, published in the 1980s and 1990s, with this new website page dedicated to stained-glass panels dating to before 1700 that have recently come to our attention or that have been lately acquired by American museums. Explore the new page under the Publications tab and here:
Securing Stained Glass in Wartime
At the request of the ICOMOS Emergency Response Team, a working group of the Corpus Vitrearum International technical committee has compiled guidelines to 'Secure Stained Glass in Wartime.'
To find out more about the preservation of Ukrainian heritage, and to donate, please visit the following organizations:
In recognition of the humanitarian crises unfolding in Ukraine and its neighboring countries, including Poland, we are sharing this striking coat of arms that is thought to represent a cadet member of the Polish Royal Family, made in Germany or Austria, c. 1300. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, now on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Museum Collections Online
To aid in researching stained-glass panels dating to before 1700 now in the United States of America, we have gathered links to museums with important examples in their holdings. It is our hope that this resource will facilitate access to many of the important works of medieval and Early Modern stained glass now in the United States.
Corpus Vitrearum USA Checklists
The American Corpus has published four Checklists of all the identified glass created before 1700 in American collections, appearing in the National Gallery of Art’s publication Studies in the History of Art: volume 15 on New England and New York (1985); volume 23 on the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern Seaboard States (1987); volume 28 on the Midwestern and Western States (1989); and volume 39 on Silver-Stained Roundels and Unipartite Panels (1991). Each Checklist is available to download on this website.
To learn more about each volume, select from the Checklists to the right.
To explore the Checklists, select from the options below.
Explore the Checklists
To explore the Checklists, browse by volume, select a location, or search by keyword.