Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art

. June 19, 2010 . 0 Comments

Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement will offer the first comprehensive examination of the life and work of the recognized patriarch of the American Arts & Crafts movement, Gustav Stickley.

Linen press, Gustav Stickley, attributed to John Seidemann, maker, United Crafts or Craftsman Workshops, manufacturer, Eastwood, New York, 1903, oak and iron, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., facilitated by American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation, 2008.22.McD

The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will explore Stickley as a business leader and design proselytizer, whose body of work included furnishings, architectural and interior designs, and related imagery that became synonymous with the movement that was at its height between approximately 1880 and 1910. This exhibition will include more than ninety works produced by Stickley’s designers and workshops, including furniture, metalwork, lighting, and textiles, along with drawings and related designs. Also featured in the exhibition is a re-creation of Stickley’s seminal model dining room from his 1903 Syracuse Arts & Crafts exhibition.

The exhibition is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and curated by Kevin W. Tucker, The Margot B. Perot Curator of Decorative Arts and Design. The exhibition will premiere at the Newark Museum in fall of 2010 and continue its tour at the Dallas Museum of Art in spring of 2011 before concluding at the San Diego Museum of Art in summer of that year.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue published by the Dallas Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press.

Generous support was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation American Art Program, Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibition will open at the Dallas Museum of Art on February 13, 2011.

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