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Craftsman Utopia: Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Farms

4 Sessions  |  Saturdays, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1  |   1:00 EST   |   $25/session

An online course presented by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. 
with Instructor Dr. Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation

 

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SCHEDULE


Saturday, July 11 | 1 - 2pm EST

1. "Direct Application of Every Principle We Advocate": Mr. Stickley's Vision [ Read More ]

 


Saturday, July 18  |  1 - 2pm EST

2. Building Utopia: The Development of The Craftsman Farms Campus [ Read More ]

Fee: $25

Location: ZOOM Online [ learn how ]

REGISTRATION IS OPEN [ LINK ] 


Saturday, July 25  |  1 - 2pm EST

3. Craftsman Farms Today: Highlights from the Collection [ Read More ]

Fee: $25

Location: ZOOM Online [ learn how ]

REGISTRATION IS OPEN [ LINK ] 


Saturday, August 1  |  1 - 2pm EST

4. A Cheerful, Hospitable Home for Our Friends": The Craftsman Building in New York City [ Read More ]

Fee: $25

Location: ZOOM Online [ learn how ]

REGISTRATION IS OPEN [ LINK ] 

 


 

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Once registered and paid, you will receive an email prior to each session with a link to join.

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All paid attendees will be emailed a link to the session recording when it is available.

 

 

 

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Craftsman Utopia: Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Farms

 

4 Sessions  |  Saturdays, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1  |   1:00 EST   |   $25/session

An online course presented by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. 
with Instructor Dr. Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation

 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


July 11, 2020

1. "Direct Application of Every Principle We Advocate":

Mr. Stickley's Vision

Gus Stickley catalog portrait

 

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When Stickley announced his intention to build Craftsman Farms to readers of The Craftsman in October 1908, he stated that the buildings would represent "direct application of every principle we advocate." More than just a country home for an industrialist, Craftsman Farms underwent significant revisions as Stickley refined his plans for the property and began the process of building. From its inception as a "craftsman village," to the plans for the "Craftsman Farms School for citizenship," to its eventual use as a family home and working farm, this session explores the motivations behind Stickley's decision to move to Morris Plains, New Jersey and places him in the broader context of the reform movement and utopian communities.

 

 

 

 

 July 18, 2020

2. Building Utopia:

The Development of The Craftsman Farms Campus

CF Garden Lane 600dpi

 

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For many visitors, Craftsman Farms is primarily defined by the Log House, with a brief mention of the other buildings that formed the core of Stickley's operations. Yet, from the first recorded deliveries of "carloads" of lumber in July 1908, the development of Craftsman Farms proceeded steadily to eventually encompass at least ten homes and barns that Stickley designed, numerous outbuildings, and the existing structures already present on the properties he purchased. Featuring new research on the chronology and development of Craftsman Farms, this session explores the built environment and provides interior views of the original buildings on our 30-acre property.

 

 

 

 

 

 July 25, 2020

3. Craftsman Farms Today:

Highlights from the Collection

  

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10-12-11 Living Room Print WEB RFS7650

 

While Stickley's decision to relocate to Morris Plains, New Jersey represented a fresh canvas on which to record his dreams, his choice of furnishings suggests that sentiment and memory were equal in strength to the allure of the new.  Rather than start over completely, Stickley blended the family's possessions from Syracuse–including some made as his factory–with new, custom-made pieces designed to meet the requirements of his home.  This session looks closely at some of the iconic pieces Stickley owned, some furniture he designed during his tenure at Craftsman Farms, and some great pieces from the Museum's collection that illustrate the essential tenets of the philosophy of design he promoted in The Craftsman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 1, 2020

craftsman building copy

4. “A Cheerful, Hospitable Home for Our Friends”:

         The Craftsman Building in New York City


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When it opened in 1913, Stickley's Craftsman Building in New York City must have seemed, at first glance, like an odd juxtaposition.  Located in central Manhattan, it was a twelve-story building, a veritable department store, with fine Lenox China in the restaurant on the top floor, built by a man who promoted the value of country living, the simple life, and the restorative value of the handicrafts.  Yet, in some ways, the Craftsman Building was a perfect reflection of Stickley's broader goals, to disseminate his idealism and his products to a larger audience, to reform the look and practice of industrialism, and to reshape the manner in which the general public conceived of the home.  This session explores the final chapter of Stickley's career–the peak and fall of the Craftsman movement–by examining the many different facets of his business in the Craftsman Building.

 

 

 

 


 

Instructor

Dr. Jonathan Clancy is the Director of Collections and Preservation at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. An author, educator, and curator Clancy received his doctorate in art history in 2008 from the Graduate Center. Formerly Director of the MA in American Fine and Decorative Arts program at Sotheby's, he left in 2017 to form an advisory group. As an independent consultant, he has worked with private clients and institutions on collection management, exhibition planning, label writing and research, and valuation. 

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HOW TO JOIN OUR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM


Important Information on ZOOM
 
This course uses the easy-to-navigate ZOOM video conferencing platform. Course participants are responsible for providing their own means for attending. Technology assistance will not be available during course sessions.
 
New to the ZOOM video conferencing platform?
Perform a Zoom test ahead of each session.
 
If you are unable to join the meeting, visit the ZOOM Support Center for useful information.
 
Newcomers to ZOOM, you will need to download an app. The ZOOM website has many instructional videos to teach you how to use it!
 
 

Technical Considerations

Participants will need a relatively modern device (PC, MAC, TABLET, PHONE) and strong/reliable internet access.

While Wi-fi can work if your home/office has excellent connectivity, a wired internet connection to your device is highly recommended.

You can test the speed of your internet connection by visiting https://www.speedtest.net. An upload speed of 10mbps or greater is advised.

If internet access is being shared in your home/office and others are downloading or streaming video at the same time, you may experience connectivity issues.

Close other applications running on your computer before joining the ZOOM session.

 

 



COURSE FEES


Course fees support the operations of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, a National Historic Landmark in Parsippany, New Jersey. For more than thirty years, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has been dedicated to sharing the life and legacy of Gustav Stickley and to preserving Craftsman Farms, his beloved "Garden of Eden." 

 

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16 July 2020

 

 

Covid-19 and Extension of Temporary Closure

June 16, 2020


The museum and its grounds will remain temporarily closed as work continues on the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms' new Education Center. In the coming weeks, please watch for more news about this ongoing project and COVID-19 updates.

 

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