How We Might Live: The Arts and Crafts Interior

1/4/2005–3/6/ 2005
Alsdorf Gallery

Alsdorf GalleryIn the early twentieth century, American Arts and Crafts designer and manufacturer Gustav Stickley founded the Craftsman magazine “to promote and extend the principles established by [William] Morris, in both the artistic and the socialistic sense.” Though Morris and Stickley shared many ideas about art and society, they ultimately differed in their understanding of the role of art in everyday life. Organized by the Block Museum, this exhibition explored Morris and Stickley’s unique notions of How We Might Live through original furniture and home decorative objects.