Since its founding, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has hosted numerous exhibitions over the years that have given scholars the opportunity to share their knowledge and encouraged audiences to look more closely at the art and design of the Arts and Crafts Movement. From early, groundbreaking work like Donald Davidoff’s Innovation and Derivation: The Contribution of L. & J. G. Stickley to the Arts and Crafts Movement, or A. Patricia Bartinique’s Gustav Stickley: His Craft, to more recent exhibitions like David Cathers’ The American Arts & Crafts Chair: A Message of Honesty & Joy the Museum continues to play a central role in shaping the scholarship of the field.
Exhibitions at the Grove Park Inn
Since 2008, with the inaugural exhibition “Mr. Stickley Catalogues,” The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has mounted an exhibition at the Annual Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, North Carolina. Each of these exhibitions has provided the nearly 1000 attendees (as well as hotel guests) a chance for a closer look at an aspect of Stickley’s career, and is typically accompanied by a brief publication or digital catalog. Highlights of past years have included Mr. Stickley’s Lighting, Uncovering Eloise Roorbach, and Mr. Stickley’s Restaurant.