10 May 2009

Morris Society Visit to the Greene and Green exhibition, 23 May in Washington, DC

On Saturday, 23 May, the William Morris Society is organizing a visit to the exhibition, The Art and Craft of Greene and Greene, at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC. We'll gather for lunch afterwards at a nearby restaurant. Open to all--you do not have to be a member of the society to come.

About the exhibition: the architecture and decorative arts designed by Charles Greene (1868–1957) and his brother Henry Greene (1870-1954) a century ago in California are recognized as among the finest of the American arts and crafts movement. The Greenes carefully considered every detail of the buildings and objects they designed, incorporating European, Asian and Native American influences. Like Frank Lloyd Wright, they believed architecture to be a design language for life, imbuing their projects with a sensitivity for geography, climate, landscape and lifestyle. The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene, the most comprehensive exhibition of the brothers' work to date, examines their legacy with 127 objects, including furniture, stained glass and metalwork, as well as rare architectural drawings and photographs. The exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Gamble House, constructed between 1907 and 1909 in Pasadena, CA, which is one of the Greenes' best-known commissions.
Saturday, 23 May 2009
11 a. m.
Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (at 17th Street)
Washington, DC

03 May 2009

Last Chance at the De Morgan Foundation

The De Morgan Foundation has long been one of the little-known treasures among London's art museums. Located in Wandsworth, south of the river, its collection focuses on the work of William De Morgan, a ceramicist associated with William Morris who late in life had an unexpected second career as a novelist, and his wife, Evelyn, née Pickering, a talented painter. There is now a last chance to see the foundation's stunning installation of art and pottery before it all leaves its present home on 25 July 2009. Combined with a memorial exhibition of paintings by the late Jon Catleugh, on display from 17 June, the exhibition will culminate in an auction sale on Friday, 24 July 2009  at 6.30 for 7.30 p. m. For more information: info@demorgan.co.uk.
De Morgan Centre
38 West Hill
London SW18 1RZ
020 88 71 11 44