Gustav Stickley, Central New York and the Arts and Crafts Movement

Posted on July 31, 2013 by


Dr. Samuel D. Gruber will present an illustrated lecture, “Gustav Stickley, Central New York and the Arts and Crafts Movement” on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Petit Branch Library in Syracuse, NY.

In the first years of the 20th century, Gustav Stickley and his home on Columbus Avenue, on Syracuse’s east side, was the center of the American Arts and Craft Movement–not just for Central New York, but for the nation. This talk will highlight Stickley’s career in Syracuse and the roles played in the local arts by architect Ward Wellington Ward, ceramicist Adelaide Alsop Robineau and others. In reference to the current exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art, “An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley,” Dr. Gruber will also address the Arts & Crafts aesthetic in American fashion during the early 20th century.

Samuel D. Gruber is an art and architectural historian and historic preservationist. He received his BA in Medieval Studies from Princeton University, his Ph.D. in Art & Architectural History from Columbia University, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Rome. Gruber is past president of the Preservation Association of Central New York and is well known locally for his neighborhood walking tours.</divp

The Petit Branch Library is located on 105 Victoria Place in Syracuse, New York. For details call the library at (315) 435-3636 or visit the library’s Facebook Page. This event is free and open to the public.

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