Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Neustadt Collection?
We are a private, non-profit foundation incorporated in 1969 by early Tiffany collector Dr. Egon Neustadt (1898-1984). Dr. Neustadt’s renowned collection of Tiffany lamps, windows, metalwork, flat glass and glass “jewels” forms the core of our holdings. Dedicated to preservation, scholarship, education, and connoisseurship, the organization provides an in-depth look at the artistry of the Tiffany Studios and its contribution to a uniquely American chapter in the history of stained glass. The Neustadt is committed to sharing this story and its collections with diverse audiences through its gallery at the Queens Museum in New York City and exhibitions that travel to museums nationwide.
2. Where can I see the collection?
Portions of the collection are on view in The Neustadt Gallery at the Queens Museum, located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.
Queens Museum Hours
Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6pm
The Museum is closed on July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
In addition, The Neustadt organizes exhibitions that travel to museums around the country. Visit our traveling exhibition page to learn more about upcoming venues.
3. What is the relationship between The Neustadt and the Queens Museum?
The Neustadt is an independent non-profit Collection. We have had a partnership with the Queens Museum since 1995. Special exhibitions featuring works from the Collection are on view in The Neustadt Gallery at the Queens Museum.
4. Why did you choose to partner with the Queens Museum?
Since Tiffany’s glass furnaces, metal foundry, and half of his studios were located in Corona, Queens, less than two miles from the Queens Museum, the partnership seemed a natural fit. Tiffany’s enterprises had a tremendous impact on the Queens community and The Neustadt is very interested in exploring and telling that story.
5. Is The Neustadt part of the New-York Historical Society?
No. The Neustadt is an independent non-profit Collection, separate from the New-York Historical Society. In 1969, Dr. Neustadt established a museum to share his vast collection of Tiffany lamps, windows and metalwork with the public. In 1983, he donated approximately half of the lamps in his collection to the New-York Historical Society, where they remain on view. The Neustadt continues to share and interpret Dr. Neustadt’s diverse collection through special exhibitions at the Queens Museum, traveling exhibitions, and scholarship on Louis C. Tiffany and the Tiffany Studios.
6. How do I visit the Glass Archive?
7. Are there guided tours of the current exhibition?
In addition, the Queens Museum offers special guided group tours of our exhibitions led by professional educators. They accommodate groups of all ages, with varying needs and abilities. Tours in languages other than English are available by request.
Please visit the Queen’s Museum website for more details.
8. Do you offer educational programming?
Yes, we offer educational programming for students ranging from Pre-K to Grade 12 through the Queens Museum.
Please visit the Queens Museum website for more details.
9. How often do you rotate exhibitions in The Neustadt Gallery at the Queens Museum?
Exhibition length varies from six months to two years. Click here to learn more about the exhibit now on view.
10. Do I have to purchase admission tickets in advance for special exhibitions in The Neustadt Gallery at the Queens Museum?
No. General Admission tickets to the Queens Museum include all exhibitions on view. Tickets are neither timed nor limited and do not sell out.
11. Is the Queens Museum’s admission price suggested?
Yes, the admission price is suggested as follows:
$8 for adults and children over 12
$4 for students and seniors
Children under 12 attend for free
12. Can you assist me with an appraisal?
Because of our non-profit status, we are unable to offer appraisals, valuations, or authentication services. We suggest you contact the following organizations for assistance:
American Society of Appraisers
Appraisers Association of America
212-889-5404 x. 10
International Society of Appraisers
13. I need help identifying an object. Can The Neustadt assist me with my research?
We do not have the staff resources to help with object identification and research. An appraiser, however, can assist with the identification and authentication of a particular object. To find a qualified appraiser, see the above list of appraisal organizations.
14. I would like to use a photo from The Neustadt’s collection. Whom should I contact?