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OPENING: Stained glass and timepieces an unlikely pairing in new Chicago-area museum

Just outside Chicago, a brand-new museum opening today will showcase early-20th-century American stained-glass alongside a collection of international timepieces. The Halim Time & Glass Museum in Evanston, Illinois, the newest museum to spring up in the state, brings together stained glass by Tiffany and others with grandfather clocks, wrist-watches, and other time-keeping devices collected from around the world. The museum brings together twin passions of real-estate investor and Egyptian immigrant Cameel Halim, who began building his collection of stained glass pieces over the last 20 years.

OPENING: Stained glass and timepieces an unlikely pairing in new Chicago-area museum
Tuesday September 26, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

Time and Glass Museum opens today

The Halim Time and Glass Museum opens its doors to the public this morning in Evanston after an 11-year development process.

Founder Cameel Halim and his wife Hoda started collecting the objects now on display in the museum three decades ago, after emigrating to the U.S. from Egypt.

Time and Glass Museum opens today
By Bill Smith on September 26, 2017 - 7:33am

Evanston museum showcases stained glass and time pieces

EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- 

Tucked away on a quiet Evanston street, the Halim Time & Glass Museum surrounds visitors with beauty.

Inside, dozens of stained glass panes glow. Close enough to touch, these windows from the turn of the 20th Century evoke spirituality and peace.

With work from artists like La Farge and Tiffany, museum guides quickly point out the craftsmanship: textured designs with Tiffany's mottled glass, copper foil to reflect a landscape's fluidity, and La Farge's confetti glass too.

In an exhibit devoted to time-keeping, that's the easiest thing to lose track of with more than a 1,000 examples of artistic expression and innovation to explore.

Evanston museum showcases stained glass and time pieces
by Jesse Kirsch | Tuesday, September 26, 2017 06:29PM

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