A Century of Design from the Emil Frei Studio Archives
Opening Friday, Nov 9. 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
On view: November 9 – January 27, 2019
The exhibition includes works by Francis Deck, Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB, William Frank, Emil Frei Jr., Robert Frei, Milton Frenzel, Robert Harmon, Siegfried Reinhardt, William Schickel, Joan Velligan, John Wheadon, and Rodney Winﬁeld.
About the Exhibition
Sacred Transmitted is an exhibition of liturgical stained glass designs from the archives of the Emil Frei & Associates, an award winning liturgical stained-glass design and fabrication studio, in St. Louis, MO. Established in 1898, and run by five generations of the Frei family, the studio has made over a thousand church windows across the United States.
Behind every stained glass window is an initial vision—a sketch grasping at a way to communicate visually the sacred while considering practicalities of a window’s location and illumination from surrounding light. On exhibition will be, for the first time, many of the studio’ archive’s watercolors, ink sketches, and drawings produced by Emil Frei studio artists. This survey show reveals what typically remains hidden: the artist’s working designs.