Monday, February 17, 2014

Lecture & reception: Harriet Joor's designs for Gustav Stickley's craftsman workshops - Feb. 22nd

As Arts and Crafts enthusiasts gather in Asheville this weekend for the Grove Park Inn Arts + Crafts Conference, the Asheville Art Museum is excited to present a lecture and reception focusing on pottery and textile artist Harriet Coulter Joor (1875-1965) on Saturday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Maggie Dimock, Textile Curatorial Assistant at Winterthur Museum in Delaware, will share her research on Joor, who designed many of the needlework household textiles sold by American Arts and Crafts impresario Gustav Stickley through his company the Craftsman Workshops. Dimock will examine Joor’s contribution to the aesthetic conventions of American Arts and Crafts textiles in the early 20th century and consider how her published design articles helped to establish the prevailing stylistic conventions of Arts and Crafts textiles in the United States. After Ms. Dimock’s talk, guests will enjoy a reception and can tour all of the Museum’s exhibitions.

Guests registered for the Harriet Joor lecture who are also attending the Arts + Crafts Conference can take a bus to the Museum from the Grove Park Inn beginning at 4:00 p.m. Following the reception at 7:00 p.m., the bus will return guests to the Grove Park Inn.

For tickets, contact the Museum at 828.253.3227 or purchase online. Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

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