A Stickley Story at the Gamble House and Wright’s Second Act: This Weekend At a Glance

by Kate Nixon


This Saturday, you can get a double dose of online Zoom classes, covering another look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s contribution to modernism and the interiors of The Gamble House in two special presentations you can view from the comfort of your home. First up, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms presents the last of the “Icons of 20th Century Design” course with an extended session on Frank Lloyd Wright’s exploration of American Modernism, while The Gamble House will present a special presentation and Q&A session on the interiors of the Gamble House. Read on to find out how you can participate in both sessions…


Frank Lloyd Wright, Pope-Leighey House, 1940. Alexandria, Virginia.

ICONS OF 20th CENTURY DESIGN – “Beyond the Prairie School: Frank Lloyd Wright and American Modernism”

Saturday, June 27, 2020
1:00 PM EST
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

Register here for the course


If you attended last weekend’s Icons of 20th Century Design course on Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School, you heard the news: The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is extending the online session offerings with another Saturday session on Wright’s legacy of design.

Saturday, June 27th will feature the final session of the online series “Icons of 20th Century Design,” continuing last week’s exploration of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School Style. This weekend, the last session will explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s contribution to American Modernism through his architecture and designs using sites like FallingWater, the Guggenheim Museum and the Marin County Civic Center.

For 13 consecutive Saturdays, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has hosted online programs, even doubling up last month on a class and virtual exhibition opening. Executive Director Vonda Givens recently revealed that the online programs will continue following the Fourth of July weekend.

Being in touch each week with class attendees and museum supporters all around the United States and Canada has been such a privilege and a delight. And we’re not stopping now! We’ll take a one-week break to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, and then we will resume programs on Saturday, July 11. We have exciting plans for July and August programs (we want to keep it interesting!) and will be announcing these plans in the coming days. Watch for the latest news on Arts and Crafts Collector, follow the museum’s Facebook and Instagram posts for updates or sign up for the museum’s weekly eblast!

The museum’s virtual classroom uses the Zoom video conferencing platform. Each session is $25. Following each session, paid attendees will be emailed a list of supplemental resources and the session recording, when it is available.



Saturday, June 27, 2020
11:00 AM PST (2:00 PM EST)

Presentation + Q&A with Jennifer Trotoux of the Gamble House
Zoom event (registration will be sent to ticket holders)

FREE – Members | $10 – Non-members
Ticket holders will be sent Zoom registration confirmation


Join Jennifer Trotoux, Director of Collections and Interpretation, for an exploration of the Stickley furniture in the Gamble House. Gustav Stickley’s furniture, and pieces from other Stickley family makers, plays an important role in the presentation of the house’s interiors today. This commercially available furniture seems right at home in the highly customized surroundings of the Gamble House. How did Stickley furniture come to be used in the house, both in the historical period and today, and what do we understand of the spaces that had no Greene & Greene furniture? This insider’s look will be accompanied by an interactive discussion from inside the Gamble House.

With an education at Scripps College and the University of Chicago focused on architectural history, Trotoux has a career of twenty-five years in the practice of historic preservation.

For more information, please see the Gamble House website at gamblehouse.org