PHOTO: PAUL SANTOS

Boston's Tiffany Treasure

Built between 1899 and 1902 for businessman and art collector Frederick Ayer, the Ayer Mansion is the country’s only surviving residence created by famed American artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany.

 

Named a National Historic Landmark in 2005, the Ayer Mansion exemplifies what critics of the day called Tiffany’s “dumbfounding versatility.”  At the Ayer Mansion, Tiffany-designed stone and glass mosaics, graceful metalwork, Favrile glass vases, custom furniture, intricate plaster work, elaborate art glass windows, and unexpected architectural flourishes all work together to create a cohesive masterpiece.

 

Since 1998, the Campaign for the Ayer Mansion has been restoring and preserving this singular treasure. Now home to the non-profit Bayridge Residence & Cultural Center, the Ayer Mansion is open monthly for scheduled public tours and by appointment as well as during its annual lecture series and other public events.

 

Come experience Louis Comfort Tiffany’s vision for a grand Boston home.

 

The Ayer Mansion is a proud recipient of a
2009 Save America’s Treasures grant. 

Upcoming Events

2020 AYER MANSION LECTURE SERIES

From the special occasion to the everyday, from made to order to the remade, clothing opens a window into our society, status, and hopes for the future. Join us to hear three noted New England clothing historians and curators bring the past to life through the lens of fashion.

Our final lecture in this series will be re-scheduled shortly.  

 

For more information, click here.

 

Tickets are $35 per person per lecture.  Series pricing available.  To purchase tickets, please click here or call

617-536-2586.

Woman's robe à la française (detail). Possibly Dutch, late 1760s. Historic Deerfield, F.355. 

THE WAY WE DRESS:
CLOTHES AND MEANING

THE AYER MANSION  395 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE  BOSTON, MA 02215  (617) 536-2586  AYERMANSION@GMAIL.COM

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