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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  • October 10-31, 2018
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  • October 16, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Evening Lecture: "Great Mansions of Philadelphia's Main Line"

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

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Paula Rego, Scavengers, 1994 Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 120 x 160 cm Private collection © Copyright Paula Rego.  Courtesy Marlborough Fine Art
  • October 17, 2018 - January 14, 2019
  • October 18-23, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California
  • October 20 - November 30, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Rachel Lauren Kaster | Anamnesis, Solo Exhibition

Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, California

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  • October 20, 2018
  • San Diego, California
  • October 20, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom

Hidden Voices: PROCESSIONS in the City

Artichoke

Aldgate Square
Aldgate High St
London, United Kingdom

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Photo credit: Colored engraving of Wentworth Woodhouse by Nathaniel Whittock, ca.  1840
  • October 23, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Evening Lecture: "Wentworth Woodhouse"

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

http://www.winterthur.org/education/adult/lectures/

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WILLARD LEROY METCALF, American (1858-1925), "The Road That Leads Home"
Shannon's American & European Fine Art Auction
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October 15-25, 2018
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