An American Look: Stickley Exhibition Closing Soon
On September 22nd, The Everson Museum will be closing their exhibition An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts and Gustav Stickley after its three month run. If you’re in the Syracuse area be sure to stop in as this exhibition has compiled some incredible pieces with a new twist.
An American Look is a unique exhibition that, for the first time, examines the influence of an Arts and Crafts aesthetic in American fashion during the early 20th century. Color, texture and motif were all adapted from the Arts and Crafts elements of furniture, ceramics and other furnishings of the period for upper-class fashion. Clothing styles of 1910-1914 are particularly representative of the elegant simplicity of Arts and Crafts objects popular in the preceding decade. An American Look includes 34 examples from the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection housed at Syracuse University, along with ceramics, Stickley furniture and other decorative art examples from the Everson’s permanent collection.
An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley has been co-organized by Jeffrey Mayer and the Everson Museum of Art in collaboration with the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University. This exhibition also celebrates the new partnership between the Everson Museum of Art and the L. and J.G. Stickley Company to renovate and restore the Gustav Stickley House, located at 438 Columbus Avenue in Syracuse, as a historic home and museum operated by the Everson Museum. An American Look is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
For more information on this and other exhibitions at the Everson, visit their website at www.everson.org
Top Photo: Objects from the collection of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms: Tall-back inlaid oak armchair designed by Harvey Ellis for Gustav Stickley, c. 1903, gift of anonymous donor 1999.60.01; Clifton Pottery Crystal Patina vase #148, 1906; Clifton Pottery Crystal Patina vase #166, 1905; Grueby Pottery low bowl with matte green glaze 2000.27.12; contemporary oak tabouret by Mitchell Andrus. Photography by Steve Sartori.
Bottom Photo: Craftsman Workshops (1899-1916), Eastwood and New York Harvey Ellis, Designer, American (1852-1904) Rocking Chair (detail), 1903-04 Oak, beech, copper, pewter and leather Collection of David Rudd and Debbie Goldwein. Photography by David Revette.