The Stained Glass Art of Bruce Porter

by Theodore Ellison

On Saturday, February 27th, I’m presenting a lecture on the glass work of Bruce Porter, an artist, writer and designer of stained glass windows in San Francisco at the turn of the century. This is the culmination of my years-long research project and I’m looking forward to sharing the story of his work, which is now nearly forgotten.

This lecture will cover the artistry and timeline of Bruce Porter’s first career as a stained glass artist. Found in churches, private homes and exclusive clubs around California, I’ve assembled the first-ever comprehensive look at Porter’s glasswork and will present the context and artistic influences that inspired his unique approach to the craft. This lecture coincides with an art exhibit from Filoli’s permanent collection : Beyond the Garden: Select Works by Bruce Porter.

Beyond The Garden : The Stained Glass Art of Bruce Porter
An Illustrated lecture by Theodore Ellison
Saturday, February 27th @ 3pm
Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA
Free with paid admission