Members Only Programs

Stickley Museum members are friends who provide critical support, enjoy exclusive privileges, and become part of our nationwide community. The following virtual programs are FREE to Members at every level with RSVP! 

Not a Member? Join or renew today for access to these exclusive virtual opportunities!

Upcoming Programs

Virtual Farms Afield: Design Across America
SPRING 2024: Design in the Deep South

Join Executive Director Vonda Givens for a new “Virtual Farms Afield’ series showcasing design across the United States. The series, held in conjunction with the upcoming online course Thinking Through Style: Designing America,” will showcase historical and architectural landmarks and landmark collections of design and decorative arts. We will venture virtually to expected sights, including those related to the Arts and Crafts movement, but, while remaining tethered to our Stickley roots, we will also explore a few unexpected, and perhaps unfamiliar, historic sites, museums, houses, collections, gardens, and more. Join us this spring as we begin our virtual travels in the deep south.

Read on below for full descriptions and to RSVP to the Spring 2024 events for Virtual Farms Afield: Design Across America.

Online Presentation by David Houston, Executive Director of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi
Sat., Feb 10 at 4 p.m. (EST) via Zoom.

Discover the Ohr-O-Keefe Museum of Art during this online presentation from Executive Director David Houston. Learn about the past, present, and future of this dynamic museum, which celebrates the innovative, independent, and creative spirit of their namesake Mississippi master potter George Ohr.

Photo at left: The campus of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, designed, in tribute to George Ohr, by architect Frank Gehry. 

Online; Free to Members with RSVP.
RSVP to our February event using the button below.

Online Presentation by Kevin W. Tucker, Chief Curator of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sat., Mar 16 at 4 p.m. (EDT) via Zoom.

Kevin W. Tucker, curator of the 2010 nationally-touring exhibition Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement and currently Chief Curator of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, will reveal highlights of the museum’s renowned collection of late 19th and early 20th century decorative arts. Featuring emblematic examples of American Arts and Crafts design by the Roycrofters, Karl Kipp, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Gustav Stickley and more, the presentation will also provide a virtual look at one of the museum’s current exhibitions, Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina, and reflect upon the city’s connections to luminaries of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Photo at right: Wall Lantern (One of a Pair), Karl Kipp, Tookay Shop, ca. 1912. Courtesy of the High Museum of Art

Online; Free to Members with RSVP.
RSVP to our March event today and we will email you once the date and time are confirmed.

Online Presentation by Lenora Costa, Director of Collections at Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana
Thurs., May 16 at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) via Zoom.

Discover the vision of Edgar and Edith Stern in establishing Longue Vue estate, which was carefully designed, both inside and out, to produce a home that existed in perfect harmony with its landscape. Avid collectors, the Stern family also carefully planned Longue Vue Estate to be a home for their abundant, century-spanning collections.

Photo at left: Longue Vue house designed under the direction of landscape architecture visionary Ellen Biddle Shipman and architects William and Geoffrey Platt

Online; Free to Members with RSVP.
RSVP to our May event using the button below.

Sand, Ash, Heat: Glass at the New Orleans Museum of Art
An Online Presentation by Mel Buchanan
Thurs., September 19 at 6:30 p.m. (EST) via Zoom.

In this presentation led by Mel Buchanan, uncover the 4,000-year history of glass around the world and how it intersects with scientific discoveries, foodways, and artistic innovations. The exhibition, Sand, Ash, Heat: Glass at the New Orleans Museum of Art details objects from Ancient Egypt to contemporary glass sculptures, also including the perspective of a working glass artist, a laboratory scientist, a member of New Orleans’ tradition of Black Masking Indians, a foodways historian, and a sculpture conservator.

Mel Buchanan is the RosaMary Curator of Decorative Arts & Design at the New Orleans Museum of Art, a position she has held for ten years. In 2018 she completed a reinstallation of NOMA’s decorative arts galleries and in 2024 will complete Sand, Ash, Heat, an exhibition and catalogue drawing from the museum’s renowned collection of glass. Buchanan is a 2023 presidential appointee to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, and serves on the national boards of The Decorative Arts Trust and of the American Ceramic Circle.

Photo at right: Maurice Marinot (French, 1882–1960), Bottle, c. 1926. Blown glass; 6 3/4 in. NOMA, Museum purchase, William McDonald Boles and Eva Carol Boles Fund, 2004.40 © Merat Troye

Online; Free to Members with RSVP.
RSVP to our May event using the button below.

Member Day at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Sat., October 5, 2024

We’ll kick off Saturday with Member Day at the museum, spotlighting all things Craftsman Farms. We will move on in the evening to The Craftsman Gala, the museum’s most important annual fundraiser.

We are currently planning this event and will publish further information as it becomes available.