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A three-session online course 
presented by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. 
with Instructor Dr. Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation

 

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ABOUT

     The Arts and Crafts movement did not exist in a vacuum, nor was it a static and clearly-defined set of principles that could not respond to advances in art and design. Simply put, it was embedded within a broader conversation about art and life that influenced–and was influenced by–important contemporary designers.

 

Exploring the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, European Design at the turn of the Century, and Frank Lloyd Wight and the Prairie School, these three sessions help locate the Arts and Crafts movement in the broader context of its period by shedding light on these designers and exploring the connections between and within these styles.



SCHEDULE


Saturday, June 6 | 1-2pm EST

1. "Nature is always beautiful": Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Glass, and the Cult of Nature [ Read More ]

 

Presented by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation with Vonda Givens, Executive Director

 

Fee: $25

Location: ZOOM Online [ learn how ]

REGISTRATION IS OPEN [ LINK 

 


Saturday, June 13  |  1-2pm EST

2. "Art considered in its Application to Life": European Design in 1900. [ Read More ]

 

Presented by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation with Vonda Givens, Executive Director

 

Fee: $25

Location: ZOOM Online [ learn how ]

REGISTRATION IS OPEN [ LINK 

 


Saturday, June 20  |  1-2pm EST

3. "To establish an Organic Integrity": Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School [ Read More ]

 

Presented by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation with Vonda Givens, Executive Director

 

Fee: $25

Location: ZOOM Online [ learn how ]

REGISTRATION IS OPEN [ LINK 

 


 

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


 June 6, 2020

1. "Nature is always beautiful":
          Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Glass, and the Cult of Nature

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While often discussed in the context of the Art Nouveau movement, Louis Comfort Tiffany developed an alternate approach to the decorative arts that relied less upon the swirling energy of the vine in favor of a luxurious interpretation of the natural world. Succinctly expressed in his oft-repeated dictum: "Nature is always right... Nature is always beautiful," Tiffany assembled a talented team of designers, technicians, and craftspeople to execute this vision throughout his long career. This session focuses on Tiffany's career, as well as his impact on the American art glass industry and his contemporaries.

 

Photo: Tiffany Studios, lamp, by 1906. Favrille glass and bronze, design attributed to Clara Pierce Wolcott Driscoll.  Art Institute of Chicago.

 

 

 

 June 13, 2020

2. "Art considered in its Application to Life":

          European Design in 1900.

Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat and Alphonse Voisin-Delacroix, vase with face, ca. 1892-93.  Stoneware.  Metropolitan Museum of Art.

With nearly 50 million visitors in 1900, the impact of the Paris Exposition of 1900 is difficult to overstate. For many, this was the first time to see the period's major movements–Art Nouveau, the Arts and Crafts, and the Vienna Secessionists–displayed in a critical mass. With works from Hector Guimard, to Josef Hoffman, to the Bromsgrove Guild, the fair presented a carefully curated overview of modern decorative arts. Despite the superficial differences of style, critic Victor Champier correctly observed the common underlying impulse at the Exposition: "what we call Decorative Art is, in fact, nothing else than art considered in its application to life.."

 

Photo: Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat and Alphonse Voisin-Delacroix, vase with face, ca. 1892-93. Stoneware. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

 

 June 20, 2020

3. "To establish an Organic Integrity":

          Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School

 Frank Lloyd Wright and George Mann Neidecken desk from the Avery Coonley House 1908. Oak and glass.  Art Institute of Chicago.

In hindsight, it is no wonder that Chicago gave rise to the distinctive American design aesthetic we call the Prairie School, for all of the ingredients were there: a devastating fire in 1871 that destroyed three square miles of the city, tremendous population growth in the following decades, and an embrace of modernity unencumbered by historical precedent. Epitomized by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, this session explores the Prairie School aesthetic through Wright's interiors, those of his contemporaries like Niedecken, Maher, and Elmslie, as well as firms like Linden Glass and Giannini & Hilgart.

 

Photo: Frank Lloyd Wright and George Mann Neidecken, desk from the Avery Coonley House, 1908. Oak and glass. Art Institute of Chicago.

 

 

 


 

Instructor

Dr. Jonathan Clancy is the Director of Collections and Preservation at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. An author, educator, and curator Clancy received his doctorate in art history in 2008 from the Graduate Center. Formerly Director of the MA in American Fine and Decorative Arts program at Sotheby's, he left in 2017 to form an advisory group. As an independent consultant, he has worked with private clients and institutions on collection management, exhibition planning, label writing and research, and valuation. 

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HOW TO JOIN OUR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM


Important Information on ZOOM
 
This course uses the easy-to-navigate ZOOM video conferencing platform. Course participants are responsible for providing their own means for attending. Technology assistance will not be available during course sessions.
 
New to the ZOOM video conferencing platform?
Perform a Zoom test ahead of each session.
 
If you are unable to join the meeting, visit the ZOOM Support Center for useful information.
 
Newcomers to ZOOM, you will need to download an app. The ZOOM website has many instructional videos to teach you how to use it!
 
 

Technical Considerations

Participants will need a relatively modern device (PC, MAC, TABLET, PHONE) and strong/reliable internet access.

While Wi-fi can work if your home/office has excellent connectivity, a wired internet connection to your device is highly recommended.

You can test the speed of your internet connection by visiting https://www.speedtest.net. An upload speed of 10mbps or greater is advised.

If internet access is being shared in your home/office and others are downloading or streaming video at the same time, you may experience connectivity issues.

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COURSE FEES


Course fees support the operations of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, a National Historic Landmark in Parsippany, New Jersey. For more than thirty years, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has been dedicated to sharing the life and legacy of Gustav Stickley and to preserving Craftsman Farms, his beloved "Garden of Eden." 

 

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