Stemming from the success of recent restoration and preservation projects, plus the receipt of several large-scale donations of original Roycroft artifacts, the Roycroft Campus is proud to announce the establishment of The Museum, located in the historic Print Shop. The Museum will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, September 29 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. The Museum will be the new permanent home of the Campus’ historic collection of documents, books, furniture, and artwork showcasing the Roycroft’s history and Elbert Hubbard’s legacy. This expansion of the guest experience will give visitors the opportunity to see rare, one-of-a-kind letters and artifacts, and …
Someone asked me last week how it is that the National Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn has lasted 31 years. Obviously, there are many reasons to cite, but I’ll add a name you don’t know to the list. Tom Smith. Tom Smith was a 25-year-old high school English teacher when, as a shy and awkward junior, I walked into his classroom in 1967. For whatever reason, Mr. Smith singled me out, and began handing me books to read and for us to discuss: novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald, poems by John Keats and Percy Shelly, plays …
I had a long conversation with my CPA recently, in which we discussed exactly what the Internal Revenue Service requires if you want to take a tax deduction for an item you plan to donate to a museum. Before going any further, however, let me declare that I am not a tax expert and my explanation below is in layman’s terms, so you should consult with your tax preparer before proceeding. First, the museum, library, or non-profit organization must be legitimate and must be deemed an appropriate depository for the item you are donating. Second, the amount of documentation required …
18th Annual Twin Cities Arts & Crafts 20th Century Design Show and Sale. St. Paul, Minnesota. September 23 - 24.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive. MoMA, New York City. Through October 1. www.moma.org
Wright’s Larkin Exhibit: Arts and Crafts in Industry. University of Buffalo, Buffalo. Through October 29. art.buffalo.edu/wrightlarkinexhibition/
Whether it be a museum with an Arts & Crafts collection, a nearby Prairie School home, a bungalow neighborhood, an Arts & Crafts gallery or a Frederick Law Olmstead park, just being able to add an Arts & Crafts side trip to our journey would add to our enjoyment and our education.
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how valuable is a video?
Here at ArtsandCraftsCollector.com we have been busy making brief, informative videos to educate and instruct viewers in a variety of aspects of Arts & Crafts collecting.
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We are currently in the process of collecting, organizing, identifying and displaying on this website as many Arts & Crafts shopmarks as possible. And like our Reference Library, we need your help. While we have documented the shopmarks of the major Arts & Crafts firms, we need for you to email us a photograph of any shopmarks you have from lesser known firms, along with a brief description of the piece.
As both a collector and a researcher, I have often wished there was one site where every book ever written on the Arts & Crafts movement was listed. Now that place exists. Together we can compile on this website a list of every book of interest to Arts & Crafts collectors. All you have to do is pull some of the books off your bookshelf (go for the less obvious ones – and check below for duplicate entries) and email me the title, author, publisher and most recent copyright date. I will sort them by category and list them here so that anytime you or anyone else wants to research anything relating to the Arts & Crafts movement, you will start your search here.
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