Month: April 2012

April feature continued: Places to visit in the United States to see works by Morris and Morris and Co.

United States – Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, New York to John F. Kennedy Library, Solano County, California. Both of these libraries have a Kelmscott Chaucer. Check out this blog updating who owns copies of the book. Of the 425 paper and 14 vellum copies, William S. Peterson and Sylvia Holton Peterson have been …

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April feature continued: Places to visit in the United States to see works by Morris and Morris and Co.

Illinois – Augustana College. Rock Island, Illinois. Augustana College is featuring an exhibit titled “William Morris: Visions of An Ideal World” until 17 May. According to the Augustana College website, the exhibit includes works “produced by the Kelmscott Press, a private printing press started by Morris in 1891. Complementing the books will be Arts and …

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March Exhibit by 2012 WMS Award Winner a Success

Leslie Harwood at her Exhibition. Last month, residents of Milwaukee could stroll down to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art History Gallery to see the exhibit “William Morris’ Earthly Paradise: Precursor to the Private Press Movement”. This was curated by Leslie Harwood, the 2012 winner of the William Morris Society Fellowship. We’ve written about her project …

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April feature continued: Places to visit in the United States to see works by Morris and Morris and Co.

On your way to visit William Morris Society president Margaretta Frederick at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, DE, take a trip to Arden, Delaware, founded in 1900 as a utopian community partially inspired by Morris’s ideas. The community has a fascinating past. To quote from the Arden Artists website: “Arden was founded in 1900 …

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April feature continued: Places to visit in the United States to see works by Morris and Morris and Co.

New Jersey –  The Stickley Museum and Craftsman Farms. Morris Plains, New Jersey. The Stickley Museum in Morris Plains is home to Gustav Stickley’s country estate. It represents a great example of the American arts and crafts tradition. Known as “Craftsman Farms,” Stickley Farms marked its hundredth anniversary in 2011. For Stickley, life, art, and …

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Preview of the exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde

Please join Historians of British Art and The English-Speaking Union for a preview of the exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde Thursday, May 24, 2012 6.30 – 8.30 pm. In September 2012, Tate Britain (London) will open the much-anticipated exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde.  Inspired by early Renaissance painting and led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, …

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The month of April will be dedicated to looking at places to visit in the United States to see works by Morris and Morris and Co. MAINE – The Sarah Orne Jewett House (Writer, 1849-1909). South Berwick, Maine. Built in 1774, Jewett and her sister Mary updated the Greek revival house they inherited with many …

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