Live, Play, Eat logoLive, Play, Eat:

Around the Table

at Gustav Stickley's

Craftsman Farms

On view in the Log House during all tours

Saturday, September 5, 2015

HELD OVER! through

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Curated by Peter Mars


     PLUS:

     Curator's Tour with Peter Mars on select Saturdays during the exhibit

     "Under the Table" Tour with Peter Mars on Saturday, October 3

     "On the Table" Lecture by Vonda Givens on Saturday, October 3

     "Live, Play, Eat: Crafting an Exhibition" Exhibition Closing & Lecture with Curator Pete Mars on Saturday, March 5, 2016



games and an Edison amberola on the green table in the Living Room of the Log House--photograph by Barbara WeiskittelFrom dining and entertaining to working and recreation, tables have always been hubs of home activity.

 

This exhibition sets its sights on, under, and around tables in the Log House, the Stickley family home, and employs multi-sensory vignettes spotlighting the intentional and inextricable link between design and function in Stickley furniture.

 

Design is used as a starting point to explore the literal and symbolic function of tables within the Stickley household, offering visitors a broader understanding of home life in early 20th-century America and Craftsman Farms' context within it.

 

scrapbooking in the Stickley girls bedroom--photograph by Barbara Weiskittel

 

Peter Mars is a furniture/home product designer and educator with over 25 years in the field, including stints at Parson's School of Design and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Currently Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, chair of the Education Committee and lead volunteer trainer, he has also developed special interest tours for the museum including Mr. Stickley's Style: Beauty, Harmony & Simplicity and authored essays and full catalogs for the museum's exhibitions.

 

blue feather hat on Eda Stickleys dressing table--photograph by Barbara WeiskittelLive, Play, Eat: Around the Table at Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Farms

On view in the Log House during all tours

Saturday, September 5, 2015 through Sunday, March 20, 2016


No reservations necessary. Admission is paid at the Museum Shop. More information about tours can be found here.


For more information about the exhibition,  call 973.540.0311 or email education@stickleymuseum.org.

 

 

 

 


 



comet party in the Dining Room of the Log House--photograph by Barbara WeiskittelCurator's Tour of Live, Play, Eat

with Peter Mars, Exhibition Curator

 

The beauty of Gustav Stickley’s table designs is inseparable from their utility. Join exhibition curator Pete Mars on an exploration of daily life for an upper-middle-class family living in New Jersey in the early-20th century as shown upon tables, the places where we live, play and eat.

 

With six children, spouses, grandchildren, and Eda and Gus Stickley living at Craftsman Farms, the Log House would have been brimming with activity every day and night of the week! See the family home as it would have been used daily, and as you never have before, with period housewares, personal belongings, games and activities.

 

Whether you’ve never visited the Museum before, or you’ve just gone on one of our standard daily tours, this Curator’s Tour is sure to inform, excite, and delight!

 

Tour is approximately 90 minutes long.


Curator's Tour of Live, Play, Eat with Peter Mars, Exhibition Curator

Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, January 23, and February 13

Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or call 973-540-0311.


 


 


No 410-L TableWEB"Under the Table" Tour

Led by Curator Peter Mars


For design and detail enthusiasts, the Under the Table Tour, led by exhibition curator Pete Mars, offers visitors an opportunity to study the designs of iconic Gustav Stickley tables and examine the influence of these designs throughout the Craftsman Workshops furniture lines. Photographs and catalog reprints will enhance the presentation and flashlights will be provided for up-close examination.


"Under the Table" Tour led by Curator Peter Mars

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or call 973-540-0311.

 

 


 


No 634 TableWEB"On the Table: Supporting the Legacy of Gustav Stickley and Craftsman Farms"

Lecture by Vonda Givens, Executive Director


Executive Director Vonda Givens will explore the past, present and future of Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s home and “Garden of Eden,” through the tale of one table set within its elegantly rustic interiors. Join Givens “at the table” and trace its journey over the years as a manifestation of Arts and Crafts ideals, a symbol of early 20th century America, and a representation of Stickley’s vision, supporting the full weight of his legacy.


Vonda K. Givens has been on the staff of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms since 2008. Prior to her appointment at Executive Director in October 2014, she was the site’s Education Director. She has directed museum educational programs for adults and children for the past 11 years, and she has been a museum docent for 14 years. She has a Master’s Degree from Texas A & M University and lives in Denville.


"On the Table" Lecture by Vonda Givens, Executive Director

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or call 973-540-0311.

 

 



Live Play Eat Closing"Live, Play, Eat: Crafting an Exhibition"

Closing & Lecture by Curator Pete Mars


Join exhibition Curator and fan favorite Pete Mars for an insightful presentation celebrating the closing of the exhibition "Live, Play, Eat: Around the Table at Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Farms." Enjoy light refreshments and the opportunity to view the exhibition one last time.


"Live, Play, Eat: Crafting an Exhibition" Closing & Lecture by Curator Pete Mars

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a last look at the exhibition

Program starts at 6:00 p.m.

Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or call 973-540-0311.

 

17 October 2017

 

 

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