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From Gilded to Gustav: Victorian and Arts & Crafts Era in Onondaga County Reception
April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Replacing the two year long Downton Comes Downtown exhibit, the Victorian Era and Arts & Crafts exhibit will highlight several of Syracuse’s major contributors to the Arts and Crafts movement, 1900-1920s, as well as feature many fine examples of period clothing, architecture, and furniture of the Victorian Era in Syracuse, 1837-1901.
Items of the Victorian Era will feature many fine examples of period clothing, architecture, and furniture. The exhibit will also include several pieces crafted by Gustav Stickley (who founded and published The Craftsman magazine in Syracuse in 1901), with his brothers L. and J.G. Stickley, in addition to drawings and stained glass windows produced in Henry Keck’s workshop. Other items include architectural drawings by Ward Wellington Ward, and pieces from the Onondaga Metal Shops.
In many respects, the Arts and Crafts movement was a rebuke of the ornate styling, designs, and increasing mechanization of production in the Victorian period. The displays will allow for museum patrons to see these contrasting styles up close.
Join us on April 25th for the opening reception of this exhibit. From 4pm to 6pm enjoy the exhibit with light refreshments.