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Lecture: Gustav Stickley, Central New York And The Arts & Crafts Movement

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Stickley furniture on view at Everson Museum in exhibit An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2013

Gustav Stickley, Central New York And The Arts & Crafts Movement
An illustrated lecture by Dr. Samuel D. Gruber

Local preservationist and cultural heritage consultant Samuel D. Gruber will be giving a lecture hosted by Petit Branch Library on Monday, August 5th at 6:30 p.m. Detail are provided on his My Central New York blog and below:


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Petit Branch Library – Onondaga County Public Library System
105 Victoria Place, Syracuse, New York 13210

In the first years of the 20th century Gustav Stickley and his home on Columbus Avenue, on Syracuse’s Eastside, was the center of the American Arts and Craft Movement – not just for Central New York, but for the nation. Through example in furniture and architecture, and by publication of The Craftsman magazine, Stickley and his associates played a major role shaping American houses, and and equally how Americans viewed the relationship between art and life.

This talk will emphasize Stickley’s career in Syracuse, and the role played in local arts by architects Lamont Warner, Clarence S. Congdon, Ward Wellington Ward and others, as well as ceramicist Adelaide Alsop Robineau and stained glass artist Henry Keck. The talk coincides with the current exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art, An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley