The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the former country estate of Gustav Stickley. It is the only home that Gustav Stickley ever designed and built for his own use.
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This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the centerpiece of Gustav Stickley’s early 20th century country estate. The Stickley family’s home, known as the Log House, was built in 1911 and is one of the most significant landmarks of the American Arts and Crafts movement. It has been restored to its 1911 appearance and is operated by the Craftsman Farms Foundation as a historic house museum. Tours of the Log House are available year round, as well as group tours for clubs, churches, special interested groups, schools, scouts, etc. The Museum also offers lectures, workshops, and numerous educational programs, plus two family days each year. Off-site exhibitions are mounted and exhibition catalogues, which include new scholarship, are produced annually. The Museum’s growing collection includes numerous Stickley furnishings, many which are original to the Log House, plus textiles, pottery, metalwork, and archival materials. In addition to these priceless objects on view in the Log House, an original Stickley bungalow has been furnished with touchable Arts and Crafts furnishings. A visit to this bungalow, known as North Cottage, allows visitors the opportunity sit in the chairs and fully experience Arts and Crafts living. Tours of North Cottage must be booked in advance. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is committed to assuring that all individuals can participate in our programs. If you require the use of assistive listening devices or other special assistance please call at least two weeks in advance. Five handicapped parking spaces are available opposite the Museum entrance, and the building is equipped with a fully handicapped accessible bathroom. The historic Log House walkways are gravel, but have been graded to make wheel chair access possible. Visitor amenities include the well-stocked Museum Shop, which carries handmade Arts and Crafts style pottery, tiles, jewelry, as well as books, magazines, and Stickley Museum souvenirs. A guidebook to the history of the site has been produced and is available on-line and in the Museum Shop. Beverages and packaged snack food are available for purchase and picnic tables are situated throughout the site. Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/StickleyMuseum Pinterest pinterest.com/craftsmanfarms/ Flickr flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/

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The Arts and Crafts movement did not exist in a vacuum, nor was it a static and clearly-defined set of principles that c...
06/12/2020

The Arts and Crafts movement did not exist in a vacuum, nor was it a static and clearly-defined set of principles that could not respond to advances in art and design. Simply put, it was embedded within a broader conversation about art and life that influenced–and was influenced by–important contemporary designers.

Join us for Saturday's virtual seminar, "'Art considered in its Application to Life': European Design in 1900", presented by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation with Vonda Givens, Executive Director. bit.ly/SMCFclasses

Image credits: Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, Bowl with two panthers, ca. 1894-95. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The multi-faceted online exhibition "Things Wrought by The United Crafts: An Expression of Modern Life" is an in-depth i...
06/11/2020

The multi-faceted online exhibition "Things Wrought by The United Crafts: An Expression of Modern Life" is an in-depth investigation into a rare collection of Stickley furniture, but it is much more. It is a reexamination of Stickley’s enterprises as a modern endeavor. It is an exploration of Stickley’s production practices, his workforce, promotional efforts, and target market.

Explore the exhibition by visiting our website, or clicking directly: bit.ly/SMCFthingswrought

Join us for Saturday's virtual seminar, "'Art considered in its Application to Life': European Design in 1900", presente...
06/11/2020

Join us for Saturday's virtual seminar, "'Art considered in its Application to Life': European Design in 1900", presented by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation with Vonda Givens, Executive Director. bit.ly/SMCFclasses

With nearly 50 million visitors in 1900, the impact of the Paris Exposition of 1900 is difficult to overstate. For many, this was the first time to see the period's major movements–Art Nouveau, the Arts and Crafts, and the Vienna Secessionists–displayed in a critical mass. With works from Hector Guimard, to Josef Hoffman, to the Bromsgrove Guild, the fair presented a carefully curated overview of modern decorative arts. Despite the superficial differences of style, critic Victor Champier correctly observed the common underlying impulse at the Exposition: "what we call Decorative Art is, in fact, nothing else than art considered in its application to life."

Image credits: Carlo Bugatti, Desk and Chair, ca. 1900. Walnut, ebonized wood, vellum, pewter, ivory, brass, and silk cording and tassels. RISD Museum.

We’re back in the kitchen! Today we’re making muffins using this 7 ingredient recipe from the 1917 cookbook, Ryzon Bakin...
06/10/2020

We’re back in the kitchen! Today we’re making muffins using this 7 ingredient recipe from the 1917 cookbook, Ryzon Baking Book. You can find the recipe in our story. Happy Baking!

The Arts and Crafts movement did not exist in a vacuum, nor was it a static and clearly-defined set of principles that c...
06/10/2020

The Arts and Crafts movement did not exist in a vacuum, nor was it a static and clearly-defined set of principles that could not respond to advances in art and design. Simply put, it was embedded within a broader conversation about art and life that influenced–and was influenced by–important contemporary designers.

Join us for Saturday's virtual seminar, "'Art considered in its Application to Life': European Design in 1900", presented by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation with Vonda Givens, Executive Director. bit.ly/SMCFclasses

Image credits: Francois-Rupert Carabin, Armchair, 1893. Walnut and Wrought Iron. Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine, Strasbourg.

“The afternoon tea service, also of Craftsman design, and furnished by Lenox, Incorporated, is of dainty cream-colored c...
06/09/2020

“The afternoon tea service, also of Craftsman design, and furnished by Lenox, Incorporated, is of dainty cream-colored china bearing a border of a deeper shade, edged with narrow bands of pale brown that link it with the general color scheme of the dining room.”
--A Visitor (The Craftsman, Vol. XXV, Number 4, January 1914)

The museum’s new course “Icons of 20th Century Design”, led by Dr. Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preserva...
06/09/2020

The museum’s new course “Icons of 20th Century Design”, led by Dr. Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation, explores the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, European Design at the turn of the Century, and Frank Lloyd Wight and the Prairie School.

These sessions help locate the Arts and Crafts movement in the broader context of its period by shedding light on these designers and exploring the connections between and within these styles.

The next two sessions are on Saturdays, June 13 & 20, 1:00-2:30 EST. Join us for one session or both. All registered participants will receive a copy of the seminar for their personal use. Register on our website. bit.ly/SMCFclasses

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06/08/2020

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In 2018, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms received an extraordinary gift of nineteen pieces of early ash furniture...
06/08/2020

In 2018, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms received an extraordinary gift of nineteen pieces of early ash furniture made by the United Crafts Workshops, all with intact and rare green finishes. For the first time, beginning May 30th, the museum is making this rare collection available for public viewing in a new online exhibition curated by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation. This exhibition--"Things Wrought by the United Crafts: An Expression of Modern Life"--presents Clancy's new research on this early furniture, the structure of Stickley's factory, and the laborers he employed.

Explore the exhibition by visiting our website, or clicking directly: bit.ly/SMCFthingswrought

Thank you to all who joined us for: "'Nature is always beautiful': Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Glass, and the Cu...
06/07/2020

Thank you to all who joined us for: "'Nature is always beautiful': Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Glass, and the Cult of Nature."

Presented by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation with Vonda Givens, Executive Director, the next session of “Icons of 20th Century Design”, which helps locate the Arts and Crafts movement in the broader context of its period by shedding light on iconic designers and exploring the connections between and within these styles, will be held next Saturday, June 13th.

Register on our website. bit.ly/SMCFclasses

"They fill our gardens with incomparable beauty, and our hearts with gladness."--Eloise Roorbach, "Peonies, The Sweet Wi...
06/07/2020

"They fill our gardens with incomparable beauty, and our hearts with gladness."

--Eloise Roorbach, "Peonies, The Sweet Witches of the Garden," The Craftsman, October 1914.

06/06/2020

A recent rainy evening in early June by the pond at Craftsman Farms.

Last call to join us today, Saturday, June 6, from 1-2pm EST for: "'Nature is always beautiful': Louis Comfort Tiffany, ...
06/06/2020

Last call to join us today, Saturday, June 6, from 1-2pm EST for: "'Nature is always beautiful': Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Glass, and the Cult of Nature."⁠

Presented by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation with Vonda Givens, Executive Director, this class is part of a three-session course entitled “Icons of 20th Century Design”, which helps locate the Arts and Crafts movement in the broader context of its period by shedding light on iconic designers and exploring the connections between and within these styles.⁠

Register on our website: bit.ly/SMCFclasses⁠. All registered participants will receive a video of the class recording.

Tiffany Studios, “Daffodil” lamp, ca. 1904-10. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

#collectionsspotlight ‪#stickleymuseum #stickley #gustavstickley #artsandcrafts #craftsmanstyle #parsippanynj #visitnj #...
06/05/2020

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Join us this Saturday, June 6, from 1-2pm EST for: "'Nature is always beautiful': Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Gl...
06/05/2020

Join us this Saturday, June 6, from 1-2pm EST for: "'Nature is always beautiful': Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Glass, and the Cult of Nature."

Presented by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation with Vonda Givens, Executive Director, this class is part of a three-session course entitled “Icons of 20th Century Design”, which helps locate the Arts and Crafts movement in the broader context of its period by shedding light on iconic designers and exploring the connections between and within these styles.

Register on our website: bit.ly/SMCFclasses. When you register for a class, you will receive a copy of the seminar recording for your private use.

Image credit: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Papa Chrysanthemum at the New Circus, ca. 1894. Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

A warm glow of light through the carved S motif in the Log House stair balusters.
06/04/2020

A warm glow of light through the carved S motif in the Log House stair balusters.

Thank you to Arts and Crafts Collector for featuring our new Icons of 20th Century Design class series.
06/04/2020
Icons of 20th Century Design: An Exploration of Tiffany’s Art Glass, European Design, and the Prairie School

Thank you to Arts and Crafts Collector for featuring our new Icons of 20th Century Design class series.

June brings the beginning of summer and the beginning of a new online series from the organization that brought you the popular online series “Living the Simple Life: the Arts and Crafts Movement at Home.” The new class Icons of 20th Century Design, which lasts for three Saturday sessions, will ...

Peonies are in bloom on the south terrace of the Log House!
06/04/2020

Peonies are in bloom on the south terrace of the Log House!

"Things Wrought by The United Crafts: An Expression of Modern Life" is open online!May 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021, the S...
06/01/2020

"Things Wrought by The United Crafts: An Expression of Modern Life" is open online!

May 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms presents this online exhibition at https://jpclancy.com/SMCF/omeka-s/s/things-wrought/page/foreword.

In 2018, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms received an extraordinary gift of nineteen pieces of early ash furniture made by the United Crafts Workshops, all with intact and rare green finishes. A notoriously fickle color, Stickley's fugitive green was neither widely produced, nor able to withstand the ravages of time and ultraviolet exposure. For the first time, the museum is making this rare collection available for public viewing in a new online exhibition curated by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation. This exhibition presents Clancy's new research on this early furniture, the structure of Stickley's factory, and the laborers he employed.

Thank you to Cranbrook's Center for Collections and Research, Director Gregory Wittkopp and Curatorial Associate Kevin A...
06/01/2020

Thank you to Cranbrook's Center for Collections and Research, Director Gregory Wittkopp and Curatorial Associate Kevin Adkisson for a fantastic, exclusive tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Smith House for our members.

The Stickley Museum is glad to offer our popular Farms Afield travel program in a virtual format during this time of social distancing and to make this experience a free member benefit. Not a member? Join today and receive all the benefits of membership. bit.ly/SMCFjoin

Time is winding down on the Museum Shop’s Flash Sale. Treat yourself to a beautiful lightweight summer scarf and support...
05/31/2020

Time is winding down on the Museum Shop’s Flash Sale. Treat yourself to a beautiful lightweight summer scarf and support the Stickley Museum at the same time!

To order, email [email protected] with your purchase request. A secure invoice will be emailed to you for payment. @ The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

Thank you to our museum members who joined us at last night’s virtual opening reception for “Things Wrought by the Unite...
05/31/2020

Thank you to our museum members who joined us at last night’s virtual opening reception for “Things Wrought by the United Crafts: An Expression of Modern Life”. This virtual exhibition can be viewed at: https://jpclancy.com/SMCF/omeka-s/s/things-wrought/page/foreword, or through the link in our website. @ The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

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05/31/2020

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These past few days of rain have made the view at Craftsman Farms even greener!‪#stickleymuseum #stickley #gustavstickle...
05/30/2020

These past few days of rain have made the view at Craftsman Farms even greener!

‪#stickleymuseum #stickley #gustavstickley #artsandcrafts #craftsmanstyle #parsippanynj #visitnj #morriscountynj #craftsmanfarms #njhistory #museumfromhome #museumathome #nature #spring #museummomentofzen

The museum’s new 3-session course “Icons of 20th Century Design”, led by Dr. Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections an...
05/30/2020

The museum’s new 3-session course “Icons of 20th Century Design”, led by Dr. Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation, explores the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, European Design at the turn of the Century, and Frank Lloyd Wight and the Prairie School.

These sessions help locate the Arts and Crafts movement in the broader context of its period by shedding light on these designers and exploring the connections between and within these styles.

Sessions are on Saturdays, June 6, 13 & 20, 1:00-2:30 EST. Join us for one session or all three. When you enroll in a class, you will also be given access to a recording of the seminar! Register on our website. bit.ly/SMCFclasses

Last call to travel—virtually!—with the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Smith Hous...
05/29/2020

Last call to travel—virtually!—with the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Smith House in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan!

Our popular Farms Afield travel program has gone virtual, using the Zoom video conferencing platform. Our Virtual Farms Afield will feature all of the exclusive opportunities trip attendees have come to expect, including one-of-a-kind experiences designed especially for Stickley fans, but without the hassle of even packing a bag.

This trip is FREE to members! Register at: bit.ly/SMCFtravel

Not a member? Join today at: bit.ly/SMCFjoin

Last call! Our latest exhibition's *virtual* opening reception for members is tomorrow, Saturday, May 30, at 5:30 pm. Jo...
05/29/2020

Last call! Our latest exhibition's *virtual* opening reception for members is tomorrow, Saturday, May 30, at 5:30 pm. Join us to hear an exhibition overview from curator Jonathan Clancy and learn about his new research on the Stickley's early furniture and factory. bit.ly/SMCFex2020

Pictured here is Director of Collections and Preservation, Dr. Jonathan Clancy preparing for the museum's exhibition of its rare collection of green ash furniture.

In 2018, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms received an extraordinary gift of nineteen pieces of early ash furniture...
05/28/2020

In 2018, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms received an extraordinary gift of nineteen pieces of early ash furniture made by the United Crafts Workshops, all with intact and rare green finishes. For the first time, beginning May 30th, the museum is making this rare collection available for public viewing in a new online exhibition curated by Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation. This exhibition presents Clancy's new research on this early furniture, the structure of Stickley's factory, and the laborers he employed.

We previewed this exhibition with a display and corresponding online component at the 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn, Feb. 21-23, 2020. See the preview here:
http://jpclancy.com/SMCF/omeka-s/s/new-perspectives/page/welcome

Members, please join us for a FREE virtual opening reception this Saturday to hear an exhibition overview from curator Jonathan Clancy and learn about his new research on the Stickley's early furniture and factory. RSVP and get more information on our website: bit.ly/SMCFex2020.

05/27/2020

May 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms will present an online exhibition.

"Things Wrought by the United Crafts: An Expression of Modern Life" will kick-off with a members-only virtual opening reception this Saturday, 5:30 pm EST, to hear an exhibition overview from curator Jonathan Clancy and learn about his new research on the Stickley's early furniture and factory.

RSVP on our website at bit.ly/SMCFex2020. Not a member? Join today at bit.ly/SMCFjoin.

Shades of green at Craftsman Farms.Visitors to the Log House often ask about the lovely green trim! If you'd like to bri...
05/27/2020

Shades of green at Craftsman Farms.

Visitors to the Log House often ask about the lovely green trim! If you'd like to bring this color into your home, look for Benjamin Moore's Rosemary Sprig.

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05/27/2020

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This Saturday, May 30, join the Stickley Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research for an immersive v...
05/26/2020

This Saturday, May 30, join the Stickley Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research for an immersive virtual experience at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Smith House. Detroit school teachers Sara Stein and Melvyn Maxwell Smith, undeterred by their modest salaries and guided by a shared love of architecture, met Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin in 1941 and commissioned a custom home. The house embodies Wright's Usonian principles that aimed to build quality houses for the American middle class. In the over three decades after moving in in 1950, the Smiths worked to fill the house with art, much of it from students and alumni of Cranbrook Academy of Art nearby.

Our specially-designed event will begin with Center Director Gregory Wittkopp, who will welcome us to Cranbrook and introduce the Smiths and how their home became a museum. A live tour from the Smith House with curator Kevin Adkisson will follow, offering a unique view of this special home, its landscape, its collection of fine and decorative arts, and the story of a couple whose vision and determination allowed them to achieve their dream. Learn more about the Smith House in advance of the tour on the Center's website: https://center.cranbrook.edu/visit/frank-lloyd-wright-smith-house

This event is FREE for Stickley Museum members only with RSVP. bit.ly/SMCFtravel

Not a member? Join today! bit.ly/SMCFjoin

Museum shop flash sale!⁣⁣Treat yourself to a beautiful lightweight summer scarf and 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐮𝐦 at the s...
05/26/2020

Museum shop flash sale!⁣

Treat yourself to a beautiful lightweight summer scarf and 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐮𝐦 at the same time!⁣

To order, email [email protected] with your purchase request. A secure invoice will be sent to you for payment.

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First, that is an awesome puzzle, so fun! Second, made the gingerbread, also yum!
Made the one egg cake from the recipe posted on the website. It was very simple to make and quite yummy. Next stop is the gingerbread! Thank you for keeping us engaged.
If you'll be in Arizona on March 8, 2020, you won't want to miss this tour!
You had a nice mention in today’s NYTimes real estate profile of Parsippany.
$647 raised! Can we get to $1000 in honor of Gustav Stickley's birthday? All funds raised help the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms keep the doors open and share Gustav Stickley's legacy with visitors from around the world.
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Here is the chair.
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Thank you, Peggy Davo our docent on today's visit. Enthusiastic, friendly, informative, and curious, you made Gustav Stickley and his family come alive!
Thank you, Peggy Davo our docent on today's visit. Enthusiastic, friendly, informative, and curious, you made Gustav Stickley and his family come alive!