Atlanta’s High Museum of Art recently announced the appointment of Kevin W. Tucker as chief curator. His name is familiar to Arts and Crafts enthusiasts who experienced the traveling exhibition “Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement” which Kevin curated in 2010. Kevin brings more than two decades of curatorial and museum leadership experience to the High, where he will direct its curatorial program and oversee installation, interpretation, research and development of the permanent collection. In addition, he will work with the executive staff and across curatorial departments to develop plans for a reinstallation of the permanent collection …
Mention Asheville and invariably either one of two names will come up: the 1895 Biltmore Estate or the 1913 Grove Park Inn. While the Biltmore House represents the opulence of the late Victorian age at its finest, and the Grove Park Inn stands as a mecca for Arts and Crafts enthusiasts, their histories are intertwined when the subject of Biltmore Industries emerges. In 1905, George and Edith Vanderbilt, owners of the 140,000-acre Biltmore Estate and the 250-room Biltmore House, agreed to finance a fledgling Arts and Crafts cottage industry called Biltmore Estate Industries. Led by teachers Eleanor Vance and Charlotte …
In 1898, at the age of 35, Charles Rohlfs hung out his shingle as a maker of “artistic furniture.” In contrast to the plain, undecorated early work of Gustav Stickley and Elbert Hubbard’s Roycrofters, this former cast-iron stove designer and part-time Shakespearean actor picked up the mallet and chisel and proceeded to cut and carve swirling, Art Nouveau-influenced designs into each piece of furniture he made. But there has never been any doubt that Charles Rohlfs, who remained active until 1928, belongs under the Arts and Crafts umbrella, for he not only made handcrafted oak furniture, but he also stands …
Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts & Crafts; London. June 9-18, 2017. www.flwright.org
Roycroft Art and Antiques Show: June 24th and 25th. East Aurora, New York.
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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