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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Jac Lahav, Emily Dickinson, courtesy of the artist
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  • East Boston, California

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The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House 2019.
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Judith Godwin, Epic 2, oil on canvas, 95 x 83 inches.
  • February 15 - March 16, 2019
  • New York, New York

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New York, New York

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  • Venice, California
  • February 23, 2019
  • Lancaster, California

Fairyland by Leonard Greco at MOAH Cedar

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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).
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Pasadena History Museum
September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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