Newcomb PotteryEarly Newcomb Pottery

From the Barbara and Henry Fuldner Collection

On view in the Log House during all tours

Saturday, May 7 to Sunday November 6, 2016

 

    PLUS:

    Exhibition Opening on Saturday, May 7

    Special Interest Tours on select Saturdays during the exhibit

    Closing Weekend with Spotlight Talks on Saturday, November 5

    Farms Afield: Princeton member-exclusive special day trip

    NOLA Night party celebrating the singular tastes and sounds of the Big Easy!

    Newcomb Pottery lecture cosponsored with Princeton University Art Museum

 


This spring, building upon the success of our exhibition Live, Play, Eat, we are happy to present a new exhibition! Early Newcomb Pottery from the Barbara and Henry Fuldner Collection will be on display during all tours of the Log House from Saturday, May 7 to Sunday, November 6, 2016.


 

 

WATER PITCHER with large yellow lily on long green stems, 1905. Harriot Joor, decorator; Joseph Meyer, potter. 8 x 6 in.This exhibition features a private collection of 28 examples of early Newcomb Pottery assembled over the past three decades by Barbara Fuldner, a great-granddaughter of Gustav Stickley and a Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms Trustee, and her late husband, Henry Fuldner.

 

The dining room of the Log House—Gustav Stickley’s own home which he not only designed but built and lived in from 1910 to 1917—will be the setting for the exhibition, affording a rare opportunity to see Newcomb Pottery in an authentic period Arts and Crafts setting. Stickley’s Craftsman furniture and the home’s interior will serve as the backdrop for the pottery, and examples of textile work from both Stickley and Newcomb will provide a rich, visual context.

 

Newcomb Exhibition2Founded in 1895 as part the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, the women’s coordinate of Tulane University in New Orleans, Newcomb Pottery produced some of the most distinctive and recognizable works of art of the period. During the 45 years it was in operation, approximately one hundred women were affiliated with the enterprise; the majority of the craftswomen were decorators of pottery, but others worked in needlework, metalsmithing, and bookbinding. While Newcomb Pottery embodies its southern origin—decorators were encouraged to draw inspiration from their immediate surroundings—the designs demonstrate a thorough understanding of contemporary design reform principles such as conventionalized, repetitive motifs based on nature.

 

COVERED INKWELL with small forget-me-nots, 1910. Gerald Mauberret, decorator; Joseph Meyer, potter. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inThis focused exhibition will highlight the work of a dozen decorators, focusing on the early period of production at Newcomb Pottery. An accompanying catalog will explore connections between these two contemporaneous Arts and Crafts enterprises, drawing visual and ideological parallels in their approach to design. Newcomb Pottery and Stickley’s multi-faceted endeavors shared many of the same design principles espoused by leading educators and artists of the period. Period publications, including Stickley’s magazine, The Craftsman, were critical to the dissemination of information and served as manuals of good design. These texts will be explored, along with the close networks of educators, artists, editors, and students advocating for design reform, illuminating how these ideals were put into practice.

 

LARGE JARDINIERE with geraniums, 1903. Mary Williams Butler, decorator; Joseph Meyer, potter. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.The exhibition may be viewed by visitors during all regular tours of the Log House, including our standard tour of Gustav Stickley’s iconic home, In Mr. Stickley's Home: The Essential Tour, which runs every Thursday through Sunday at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. The museum will also provide opportunities for in-depth exploration through Special Interest Tours of the exhibition, and other educational programs.

 

The Early Newcomb Pottery exhibition will complement the nearby Princeton University Art Museum exhibition, Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise(May 7 to July 10, 2016) organized by The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University.

 

Early Newcomb Pottery from the Barbara and Henry Fuldner Collection

On view in the Log House during all tours

Saturday, May 7 through Sunday, November 6, 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.


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Early Newcomb Pottery Exhibition Closing Weekend

 

Haven’t yet seen the exhibition Early Newcomb Pottery from the Barbara and Henry Fuldner Collection or want a chance to see it one more time? Join us during the weekend of November 5 and 6 to bid a fond farewell to the exhibition, which may be seen on all regular tours, running hourly from 12:15 to 3:15.

 

This closing weekend will also feature a program planned especially with Members in mind. “Spotlight Talks with Barbara Fuldner,” collector and great-granddaughter of Gustav Stickley, will be held at 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 in the Log House Dining Room amid this beautiful exhibition. Free to Members, though limited to 15 attendees, these 20-minute one-on-one conversations will provide a “behind-the-scenes” perspective on the exhibition, exploring the ideas behind it, and leaving time for Q and A.

 

Spotlight Talks with Barbara Fuldner

Saturday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

FREE with RSVP for Members (please use RSVP form below)

$10 Non Members

Advance registration required.


 

 

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Early Newcomb Pottery Exhibition Member Opening

 

Members and their guests are invited to drop in for a first look at the exhibition and enjoy light refreshments and the company of fellow enthusiasts!

 

Reservations are now being taken for the opening of our Early Newcomb Pottery from the Barbara and Henry Fuldner Collection exhibition, which runs from May 7 through November 6, 2016. Visit us on Saturday, May 7 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. for a stroll through the Dining Room of the Log House, where the collection is on display. And stay for light refreshments and the opportunity to shop after hours in our Museum Shop.

 

Early Newcomb Pottery Exhibition Member Opening

Saturday, May 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

FREE with RSVP for Members and their guests

Advance registration required.

 

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Newcomb PotterySpecial Interest Tours: Early Newcomb Pottery Exhibition

 

For an in-depth look at the Early Newcomb Pottery exhibition, make plans to attend a Special Interest Tour, offered on multiple Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. Set in the rich visual context of Gustav Stickley’s own Log House dining room, Early Newcomb Pottery features 28 unique pieces produced pre-1915.

 

On this 30-minute tour, we’ll delve into the rich history of Newcomb Pottery and examine the relationship between Newcomb Pottery and Stickley’s own Arts and Crafts enterprise through an exploration of specific pieceson view and the work of designers like Harriet Joor, who produced designs for both enterprises. Photography (for personal use) will be permitted during Special Interest Tours.

 

A Combo Ticket is available for visitors who would like to take the Special Interest Tour, and then stay on to take our standard tour, In Mr. Stickley's Home: The Essential Tour. Visitors who purchase a Combo Ticket will be given a coupon for the Essential Tour during their Special Interest Tour. After their Special Interest Tour ends, they may present this coupon to our Shopkeeper to be added to one of the Essential Tours remaining for that day. Essential Tours leave at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m.

 

Note: There is no Combo Ticket price for Members, since Members may always join any Essential Tour for free! Not a Member? Join today and save!

 

Special Interest Tours: Early Newcomb Pottery Exhibition

Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

May 14 and 28; June 4 and 25; July 9 and 23; August 13 and 20; September 10; and October 8 and 22.

$5 Members

$10 Non Members

$15 Non Member Newcomb/Essential Tour Combo Ticket (Includes Special Interest Tour and Essential Tour admission; must be used on the same day.)

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

FINAL NEWCOMB TOUR IS SOLD OUT! Please check back for information about our Spotlight Talks with Barbara Fuldner at the exhibition's closing weekend, November 5 & 6.

 

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NOLA Night logoCrafted Evenings:

NOLA Night


Please join us as we bring a little of the Big Easy to Stickley’s Garden of Eden!

 

In honor of the rich history of Newcomb Pottery, which originated at Tulane University in New Orleans, the Stickley Museum will host NOLA Night on Saturday, June 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a party celebrating the singular tastes and sounds of the Big Easy.

 

The evening will feature live jazz, Cajun-style heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature NOLA cocktails, and the museum’s special exhibition: Early Newcomb Pottery from the Barbara and Henry Fuldner Collection. Masks and beads will be provided!

 

Before the party starts, guests who upgrade to the VIP package will be treated to an exclusive Inside the Exhibition panel discussion, featuring Barbara Fuldner, Marilee Meyer and Adrienne Spinozzi. Fuldner, a great-granddaughter of Gustav Stickley, together with her late husband Henry Fuldner, assembled the beautiful collection of early Newcomb pottery on view. In addition to being an independent consultant, researcher, appraiser, and broker, Meyer helped the Fuldners build their collection and co-curated the exhibition. Co-curator Spinozzi, whose research provided a central focus for the exhibition and catalog, is a Research Associate at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The panel will provide an in-depth look into the development of the collection, the genesis of the exhibition, and the history and legacy of Newcomb Pottery. The VIP package also includes a complimentary exhibition catalogue. 

 

Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

Catherine J. Mathis and Robert C. Burchell

Dalton’s American Decorative Arts

 

Crafted Evenings: NOLA Night

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

$40 (Party only), 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

$65 VIP Package (NOLA Night Party + Panel Discussion & Catalogue), 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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




 


 

Newcomb Pottery: Myths of Regionalism and Gender

Martin Eidelberg, professor emeritus of art history, Rutgers University, has published extensively on the American Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau, with particular emphasis on American ceramics and the work of Louis C. Tiffany. He will share insights related to the special Princeton University Art Museum exhibition Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise.

 

This lecture is cosponsored by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.


Newcomb Pottery: Myths of Regionalism and Gender

Saturday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m.

at the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

For more details, visit the Princeton University Art Museum online.



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