Tag Archives: Arts and Crafts movement

‘Tis the Season

Every year, the Stickley family home is adorned for the holidays in period style, c. 1915, with a focus on Gustav Stickley’s own principles. Utilizing holiday greens, pinecones, and the home’s forest palette, the decorations bring nature indoors and spotlight … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of a Summer Internship

Our summer intern, Allison O’Keeffe, reflects on her experience and getting to work with the museum’s collection.   While meandering through the grounds of Craftsman Farms, past the lily-studded pond, looking up at the former home of the furniture designer … Continue reading

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An August visit to Craftsman Farms

“As the automobile turned up the shady road at Craftsman Farms the Traveler was struck again by the charm of the houses – the air of content with which they nestled beneath their own protecting eaves.”  –  The Craftsman, October … Continue reading

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New Exhibition of 1910s Fashions Opens September 8th!

The Museum has been buzzing with activity lately, getting ready for the opening of our fall exhibition, “Styling an American Family: The 1910s at Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms.” With the exhibition opening in a little over two weeks, the staff … Continue reading

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Pat Bartinique joins us for a lecture and book signing

Arts and Crafts enthusiasts will not want to miss this chance to discover some of the lesser known details of the company that would become Chicago’s foremost retailer of Arts and Crafts furniture.  The Tobey Furniture Company, which briefly marketed … Continue reading

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It’s Electric!

At this year’s Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference, the Stickley Museum introduced the 5th installment in our “Mr. Stickley” exhibition series: “Mr. Stickley’s Lighting.” The series continues to examine different aspects of Gustav Stickley’s career, and this year’s … Continue reading

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Can you Spot the Differences?

An object on loan to us may spend months or even years on view.  But eventually all good things must come to an end.  These objects in time may leave the museum and return to their owners where they will … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the Closed Doors?

Come for a sneak peek at the holiday décor during our annual trunk show, which opens at 11 a.m. on Black Friday, November 25. Continue reading

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Original Oil Lamp on View

One of the rare objects on view right now is the Grueby oil lamp that we believe was original to the Log House. The oil lamp must have been a favorite of Gustav Stickley. It appears in several times in … Continue reading

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Catch the Spark Gala: Oh What a Night!

Saturday’s gala raised over $100,000 for the day-to-day operations of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. Continue reading

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