Tonight's Art Moment is John La Farge's "Peonies Blowing in the Wind" from 1889. This vibrantly colored stained glass window achieves the illusionistic effects of a painting but with a luminosity and richness of color unattainable with oil paint. Enhancing the three-dimensional quality are sections of opalescent glass, a multicolored iridescent glass developed by John La Farge. Here, hues of red and pink meld together in the peonies' glowing petals, while deep greens and golden yellows suggest sun-dappled leaves. The window's design is based on Japanese hanging scrolls from La Farge's own collection and the borders emulate the scrolls' elaborate silk mountings. On view in Gallery 216.