Passionate Design: The American Arts & Crafts Movement

Henry B. Plant Museum
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida

The Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa University, Tampa, Florida, is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Passionate Design: The American Arts & Crafts Movement. This exhibit brings together furniture, metalwork, block prints, pottery, and tiles made during the first two decades of the 20th century, a period of significant design reform throughout America. The artworks are lent by Rudy Ciccarello and his Two Red Roses Foundation in Palm Harbor, Florida, a pre-eminent collection of decorative and fine art from the Arts & Crafts era. Objects on display include works by American icons such as Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Workshops, the Grueby Faience Company, Rookwood Pottery, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and other makers. These objects provide insight into an international impulse to sweep away the past and create a modern style for the new century. Inspired by nature, designers and artists rejected formality in favor of celebrating the curve of a leaf, the clarity of wood grain, the simple joy of children at play. Heavy embellishment and gilded surfaces were replaced with clean lines, non-precious materials, and organic form and color. Function and fine craftsmanship became integral to aesthetic choice. And above all, the restorative power of a simple home environment was emphasized over conspicuous consumption.

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Tintype, Essex Road 5
  • December 13, 2018 - January 19, 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
FAPG 20618D/2.1 Attributed to John (1777–1851) and Hugh (1781–1831) Finlay, Baltimore (active about 1800/01–30) Painted Black and Gilded “Fancy” Side Chair, about 1830 Poplar, painted and gilded, with die-stamped gilt-brass rosettes, caning, and original red moreen fabric [beneath replacement fabric on rondel] 33 3/4 in.  high, 18 5/8 in.  wide, 23 3/4 in.  deep overall
  • December 13, 2018 - February 6, 2019
  • New York, New York

Augmenting the Canon: Recent Acquisitions of American Neo-Classical Decorative Arts

Hirschl & Adler Galleries

The Fuller Building
41 East 57th Street, 9th Floor
New York, New York

http://www.hirschlandadler.com/

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Photo credit: Photo by Bob Leitch
  • December 15-23, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Yuletide Breakfast with Santa

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

https://www.winterthur.org/visit/dining/monthly-specials-2/

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  • December 16, 2018
  • Chicago, Illinois

MADE

Amdur Productions

Chicago’s Morgan Manufacturing
401 N. Morgan St.
Chicago, Illinois

http://amdurproductions.com/

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Photo credit: Alessandra Nicole and Kevin McCabe
  • December 19, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Yuletide Jazz & Wine

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.winterthur.org/exhibitions-events/yuletide/yuletide-jazz-wine/

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  • December 26-28, 2018
  • Katonah, New York

School's Out/Art's In

Katonah Museum of Art

The Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, New York

http://www.katonahmuseum.org/programs-and-events/schooloutartin2018/

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The We In You Is The Nation Calling, Nelson Stevens, Poster, ASC82.001.078
  • January 12 - August 31, 2019
  • Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Era of Activism

Art & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
701 South Main Street
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

https://www.asc701.org/upcoming/2019/1/1/era-of-activism

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Chinese Export Porcelain Large Punch Bowl, Circa 1780.
  • January 16-20, 2019
  • New York, New York

The New York Antique Ceramics Fair is Back in January 2019

The Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street
New York, New York

https://nyceramicsfair.com/

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Dustyn Bork, shaped 1
  • January 24 - April 13, 2019
  • Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Dustyn Bork: Complex Shapes and Empty Space

Art & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
701 South Main Street
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

https://www.asc701.org/upcoming/2019/1/24/dustyn-bork-complex-shapes

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Featured Event

Mary Stevens Fish’s 1879 painting, “Yosemite,” will be on exhibit in “Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960” at the Pasadena Museum of History Sept.  29-March 31.  (Photo courtesy of Maurine St.  Gaudens and Joseph Morsman).
Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960
Pasadena History Museum
September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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