by Kate Nixon Design & History: Part 3 An online course presented by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. With Instructor, Dr. Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation. Le Corbuiser, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perrirand, Armchair with tilting back, 1928. Museum of Modern Art. The International Style Saturday, July 31st at 1:00 PM Eastern via Zoom Click here to learn more or register for the latest Design & History course! On this last day of July, join instructor Dr. Jonathan Clancy and Executive Director Vonda Givens as we delve into the international style, one that established the careers …
This week, we’re re-publishing an article a few months ago where Bruce attempted to identify a spindle rocker after a reader asks if the chair was a work of Stickley or merely inspired by the Mission style. If you’re interested in methods of furniture identification, David Rudd of Dalton’s American Decorative Arts will hold a session on identifying furniture without a shopmark during our “Arts & Crafts In August” week-long event. Please see the end of the article for information on that session and others. Date of Original Publication: May 8th, 2021 One lesson learned by every writer – …
This week, we’re presenting a guest post about the relationship between the Stickley family and the Audis from Darcy Smith of the Stickley Museum in Manlius, New York. This two part story tells the story of the Audis, a family with a long relationship with the Stickleys who would continue the Stickley legacy from extinction. From the blog on the Stickley Museum website, here’s “A Tale of Two Families: the Stickleys and the Audis.” “A Tale of Two Families: The Stickleys and the Audis” by Darcy Smith Part One The photograph below, taken at an annual birthday …
April 29th - "The Printmakers of Arroyo Seco" - a Zoom Talk with Susan Futterman, researcher on Pasadena print artists of the Arts and Crafts period. 5 PM Pacific. For more info and to sign up, click here.
May 1st - Design & History: The Past is Always Present Charles Eastlake and Design Reform in the Late 19th Century, online class hosted by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. https://www.stickleymuseum.org/design-history-part-2/
May 2nd – (virtual) Murphy House Virtual Tour and Book Talk (FLW). https://savewright.org/events/conservancy-events/
May 6th – (virtual) Art Lottery at the Roycroft Campus. 7:00 – 8:30 PM Eastern. https://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/artlottery/
May 8th – (virtual) William Morris Wallpapers by the Emery Walker House: https://www.emerywalker.org.uk/copy-of-events
May 8th - Design & History: The Past is Always Present Classical Splendor in the Modern World: The White City and the Columbian Exposition, online class hosted by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. https://www.stickleymuseum.org/design-history-part-2/
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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