Pasadena, Calif., Sunday April 29, The 23rd Annual Bungalow Heaven Historic Home Tour.
Between 1905 to 1925, hundreds of California Bungalows were built in the central-northeast Pasadena neighborhood known as Bungalow Heaven. Recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, this area boasts one of the largest collections of Craftsman homes anywhere in the United States. Last year’s tour featured eight homes and a “living history” home. More details, including times, featured homes and locations and ticket information will be released as they become available. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bungalowheaven.org.
Golden, Colo. Saturday, April 28, 2012—Gathering of the Guilds.
This interactive event will feature demonstrations, presentations and workshops on the best craftsmanship in and around the Rocky Mountain region. Other participants and vendors include The Arts & Crafts Press, The Bungalow Craft, Dard Hunter Studios, David Howell, Denver Botanic Gardens Illustration Program, Dry Creek Art Press and Mystic Star Alpacas. While the emphasis is on education, a variety of artisans will have their works on display for sale at this event, located at the Boettcher Mansion (Lookout Mountain) 900 Colorow Road. For more information including hours, please visit coloarts-crafts.org 720) 497-7632
FLAGSTAFF: The 13,000-square-foot Riordan Mansion at Riordan State Historic Park is one of the best examples of Craftsman architecture in Arizona. The house museum contains original family furnishings, including Stickley pieces by Harvey Ellis and items from Tiffany Studios. Guided tours daily; handicapped accessible. Located at 409 Riordan Rd.; for more information, call 928 779-4395 or visit azstateparks.com/parks/rima/index.html.
CITY OF INDUSTRY: The six-acre Homestead Museum features the Workman House, the 1920s La Casa Nueva and the El Campo Santo cemetery. They stage many living-history and other events each year, and admission is free. Located 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at 15415 E. Don Julian Rd. Call 626 968-8492 or visit homesteadmuseum.org.
CLAREMONT: Claremont Heritage Village Walking Tour the first Saturday of each month. The two-hour walk begins at 10 a.m. in front of the Historic Claremont Metrolink Depot, 200 W. First St. (Walk is canceled if it is raining at 8 a.m.) Call 909 621-0848 for information.
GARDEN GROVE: The two-acre Stanley Ranch Museum is the site of some of Garden Grove’s oldest homes and commercial buildings, including a California bungalow built in 1916. Located at 12174 Euclid St. Opens at 1:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call the Garden Grove Historical Society at 714 530-8871.
HIGHLAND PARK: Lummis Home Museum (“El Alisal”). This state historic monument, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the arroyo-stone home built by Charles Fletcher Lummis, founder of the Southwest Museum; 200 E. Avenue 43. Friday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Free (donations welcome). Call 323 222-0546.
LA CAÑADA-FLINTRIDGE: Built in 1914 by Arthur Haley in the Craftsman style, the Lanterman House at 4420 Encinas Dr. stands as the region’s first concrete residence. Open Tuesday and Thursday, and the first and third Sunday of the month, 1 to 4 p.m. Adults $3; students $1; under 12 free. Call 818 790-1421 or visit lantermanfoundation.org.
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Conservancy’s Art Deco Tours of downtown Los Angeles. Every Saturday; admission, $5. For reservations, call 213 623-CITY (2489).
Tour The Judson Studios, center of the Arroyo Craftsman movement at the turn of the century; 200 S. Avenue 66. Call 800 445-8376, or visit judsonstudios.com.
Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, built between 1919 and 1923. Located in Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Tours of the exterior on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30; tours Wednesday through Friday by appointment. Visit hollyhockhouse.net or call 323 644-6269.
PASADENA: Tour of The Gamble House, designed by Charles and Henry Greene, 4 Westmoreland Pl.; Thursday to Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Adults, $10; seniors 65 and older and students with ID, $7; under 12 free with an adult. Call 626 793-3334 or visit gamblehouse.org.
PLACENTIA: At the turn of the last century, George Key, superintendent of the Southern California Semi-Tropical Fruit Company Ranch, bought a 20-acre parcel of land, built a house and planted 12 acres of Valencia oranges that became one of the finest groves in Orange County. Today, the remaining landscaped two-acre George Key Ranch Historical Park features the Keys’ 1908 home, their collection of farm equipment and hand tools, a one-acre orange grove and a 34-acre “verse garden” whose design incorporates excerpts from Early Placentia, Key’s book of poetry. Open Tues.–Fri., 12:15–4:30 p.m., and first Saturday of the month. Located at 625 W. Bastanchury Rd. Call 714 973-3190 or visit ocparks.com/keyranch.
SAN DIEGO: Tours of the Marston House, 3525 Seventh Ave., which had been discontinued, have resumed under the auspices of the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO). Visit sohosandiego.org/marston/index.htm.
SAN MARINO: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. In addition to the classics of the 15th and 16th centuries, American art has became a significant part of the Huntington’s collections. Included in the Virginia Steele Scott Gallery is a permanent installation of works by Charles and Henry Greene and other Arts and Crafts objects, organized in collaboration with The Gamble House. The Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Hours vary. For information, call 626 405-2100 or visit huntington.org.
SANTA ANA: Bowers Museum, founded in 1936 by the City of Santa Ana, is one of Orange County’s largest museums. A cultural center with a children’s Kidseum, Bowers has a permanent collection of 130,000 objects, including an extensive collection of plein air paintings in its “California: The Golden Years” exhibition. Landscapes by artists William Wendt and Joseph Kleitsch and figure paintings by Guy Rose and Fannie Duvall highlight the collection. The museum, located at 2002 N. Main St., is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month). Admission is $12 for adults; $9 for seniors, students, and children 6–17; and free for children 5 and under. Visit bowers.org or call 714 567-3600.
SANTA FE SPRINGS: The 8,000-square-foot Clarke Estate, designed by Irving Gill in 1921, is one of the best examples of his work still in existence; 10211 Pioneer Blvd. For hours or rental information, call 562 863-4896.
UKIAH: The Grace Hudson Museum is an art, history and anthropology museum focusing on the work and collections of artist Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865–1937) and her ethnologist husband, Dr. John Hudson (1857–1936). Exhibitions feature Western American art, contemporary regional art, California Indian cultures and the history of California’s North Coast region. Adjacent to the museum is the Sun House, the 1911 redwood Craftsman bungalow home the Hudsons designed. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Sun House offers docent-led tours. Located at 431 S. Main, open Wed.–Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. noon–4:30 p.m. For information, call 707 467-2836 or visit gracehudsonmuseum.org.
COLORADO SPRINGS: Complimentary tours of Van Briggle Pottery, established in 1899. Located at 600 S. 21st St. Call 800 847-6341 or visit vanbriggle.com.
DENVER: The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, the distinctive brick 1910 Arts and Crafts building in downtown Denver, houses the studio and diverse art collection of the late Vance Kirkland, one of Colorado’s most recognized modern artists. The museum and adjacent addition contain 4,000 objects, featuring more than 675 Arts and Crafts works by 150 designers and companies. Located at 1311 Pearl Street, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 1–5 p.m., and Mondays by appointment.A tour is offered every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $6. Due to the fragile nature of collections, no children under 13 are admitted. For more information, visit kirklandmuseum.org or call 303 832-8576.
GOLDEN: The Boettcher Mansion at the Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve is Arts and Crafts in style with some Tudor Revival elements. The 1917 home, which is headquarters for the Colorado Arts & Crafts Society and hosts special events and conferences, is furnished with vintage and reproduction Arts and Crafts furniture, lighting and interior finishing, and historical exhibits line the halls. It is open to the public for self-guided tours 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday. Call 720 497-7630 or visit jeffco.us/boettcher.
WILMINGTON: The Delaware Art Museum’s Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art, the largest collection outside of England, consists of more than 150 works—paintings, drawings, photographs, decorative arts and illustrated books by the mid-19th- century artists who rebelled against Victorian society and whose works provided the genesis for the Arts and Crafts Movement. The museum is located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway. Closed Mondays. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for college students, $3 for youth, and free for children 6 and under. Visit delart.org or call 302 571-9590.
WINTER PARK: Visit the Morse Museum, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Now on view after extensive conservation are two Tiffany leaded-glass windows that have long been unavailable to the public: a six-foot-high landscape window panel, ca. 1908, from the Richard Beattie Mellon house in Pittsburgh, and a 33-inch-high work, ca. 1890–1900, from the home of Joseph Briggs. At 445 N. Park Ave.; closed Mondays. Adults $3, students $1, children under 12 free. All visitors admitted free September–May on Fridays 4–8 p.m. Call 407 645-5311 or visit morsemuseum.org.
CHICAGO: Frederick C. Robie House. One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s best-known structures, the Robie House, located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., is open for tours Thurs.–Mon., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Call 708 848-1976 or visit gowright.org.
OAK PARK: The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust presents a variety of regular guided and self-guided tours of the restored Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Museum, 951 Chicago Ave., and the surrounding Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie School of Architecture National Historic District during the year, along with special ArchiTreks and ToursPlus events that offer in-depth learning experiences. The regular tours include Daily Tours, a Junior Architecture Tour for children on the fourth Saturday of every month except December, the Wright Plus Housewalk each May and Victorian Christmas Tours in December. The complete list of tours and prices can be viewed at the trust’s Web site, wrightplus.org.
Also in Oak Park, tour Unity Temple, Wright’s innovative 1908 concrete Prairie Style church within walking distance of the Wright Home and Studio. Open for self-guided, multilingual audio tours March–November weekdays 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and weekends 1–4 p.m.; December–February, open daily 1–4 p.m. Guided tours are available on weekends. Located at 875 Lake St. Call 708 383-8873 or visit unity temple-utrf.org.
DETROIT: Pewabic Pottery. Visit a still-functioning Arts and Crafts pottery, located at 10125 E. Jefferson Ave. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Call 313 822-0954 or visit pewabic.com.
DULUTH: Visit Glensheen, the English country manor–style home of the Congdon family, built in 1905–08, featured in AB No. 23. Daily tours include one of the third floor and attic, or the main house tour; open 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. through mid-October. Winter hours, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Adults $11, seniors $9, children 6–12 $6, 5 and under free; family rate $33. Additional rates for tour of entire estate or a grounds pass. Call 888 454-GLEN or visit www.d.umn.edu/glen.
MINNEAPOLIS: The warm-colored, wood-trimmed Ulrich Architecture and Design Gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts provides the ideal backdrop for one of the top three collections of Prairie School objects in the United States. The collection includes furniture, art-glass windows, a rare example of Prairie School silver, Frank Lloyd Wright’s hallway from the Francis Little House and a large art-glass skylight from the Madison State Bank by Purcell and Elmslie. MIA is located at 2400 Third Ave. South. Open Tue.–Sun.; admission is free.
BILLINGS: Moss Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has remained virtually unchanged since 1903. For information, call 406 256-5100 or visit www.mossmansion.com.
MORRIS PLAINS: The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, the 1911–1917 home of Gustav Stickley and his family, is open to the public from the first of April to the middle of November and during the first three weekends of December. Hours are Wednesday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except December, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, $3 for children 6–12 and free for children 5 and under. Special programs are scheduled each month during the year. For information, call 973 540-1165, e-mail email@example.com or visit stickleymuseum.org.
BUFFALO: The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Works by Roycroft Artists is a comprehensive collection of 400 objects and more than 500 books and magazines. At the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, State University of New York, 1300 Elmwood Avenue. For information, call 716 878-6011 or visit burchfieldpenney.org.
The Darwin D. Martin House Complex is known as Frank Lloyd Wright’s most extensive Prairie House, a multistructure complex integrated into a richly designed landscape. Designed for Darwin and Isabelle Martin 100 years ago, the landmark residential complex included a spectacular main house and separate structures for the extended Martin family. Currently under restoration, the Complex offers docent-led tours by reservation only. Call 716 856-3858 or visit darwinmartinhouse.org.
COOPERSTOWN: On the western shore of Otsego Lake, in a 1930s neo-Georgian mansion, the Fenimore Art Museum presents a perspective on the heritage and history of America through art. See the collections of American landscape, history and genre paintings, American folk art, photography and American Indian art. Closed January through March and holidays. Open Tues.–Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m., from April 1 to May 12 and again from Oct. 14. to Dec. 31. From May 13 to Oct. 13, daily hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m.. Admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for seniors, and $5 for children 7–12 (6 and under free).
DERBY: Graycliff is a grand 8.4-acre summer estate, with three buildings and extensive grounds, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Isabelle and Darwin Martin. It is set on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie in the town of Derby, a simple and scenic 20-minute drive south of downtown Buffalo. Built between 1926 and 1929, it was occupied by the family until the mid-1940s. It is a New York State Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is operated by the nonprofit Graycliff Conservancy.
Standard Tours are available seven days a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and there are new dates and times for In-Depth Tours, Master Architectural Tours and our special Ahhhhh Summer Twilight Tour program, which includes a relaxing evening tour coupled with wine and cheese. The Pavilion shop and exhibition add to the tour experience, and there is ample free parking. Graycliff is located at 6472 Old Lake Shore Rd., Derby. For more information and tour reservations, call 716 947-9217 or visit graycliff.bfn.org.
FAYETTEVILLE: The Stickley Museum opened to the public in 2007 in the Orchard Street factory building that served as the home of L. & J.G. Stickley for more than 80 years. The museum houses an 8,000-square-foot permanent exhibit, “A Well Crafted Legacy,” that explores more than a century of furniture-making excellence through furniture and accessories from the earliest days of Stickley up to the present, as well as a variety of images and archival documents illustrating the company’s journey. The building, which was sold to the Fayetteville Free Library in 2003, is located at 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville, N.Y. The museum is open to the public Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (It is closed on days when the Free Library and Fayetteville-Manlius School District are closed because of inclement weather.) Private and group tours and special events may be arranged in advance. Visit stickleymuseum.com or call 315 682-5500.
ITHACA: Frank Lloyd Wright Art Glass from the Darwin Martin House is on view at Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. One of Wright’s famous “Tree of Life” windows from the 1905 Martin house in Buffalo is presented in tandem with the Museum’s own art-glass casements from the Martin House.
The pairing of these panels designed for different areas of the house shows how Wright redefined the boundary between interior and exterior space and explores Wright’s revolutionary use of color and light in architecture. Admission is free. Second-floor American art galleries, at Central and University Avenues. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information call 607 255-6464, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit museum.cornell.edu.
NEW YORK CITY: Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum, open Sunday–Wednesday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Located at 1071 5th Ave. at 89th St. Call 212 423-3500 or visit guggenheim.org and click on the “New York” image. Also don’t miss an exhibit devoted to the full range of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) in the permanent collections of the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It features some 70 examples of Tiffany’s windows, lamps, furniture, mosaics, blown Favrile glass and other vases, pottery, enamel work and jewelry. The American Wing’s collection of American decorative arts now fairly represents the changing tastes of the country’s inhabitants across more than two centuries, in all of its regions, in rural communities as well as urban centers. The collection also includes 25 furnished period rooms, including The Frank Lloyd Wright Room—the living room from Northome, the 1915 summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Little.
The museum is located at 1000 Fifth Ave. and is closed on Mondays. Call 212 535-7710 or visit metmuseum.org.
CINCINNATI: In the hometown of the renowned Rookwood Pottery Company, the Cincinnati Art Museum displays its extensive collection of the decorative tiles and ceramics prized by architects and collectors in the early 20th century and viewed today as exceptional works of art. As part of the 18,000-square-foot Cincinnati Wing, the Rookwood Gallery exhibits more than 300 pieces, showcasing the pottery’s history and importance in decorative art. Located at 953 Eden Park Dr., the museum is open Tuesday–Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (Wednesday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.) except holidays.
Call 513 639-2995 or visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
SPRINGFIELD: The Westcott House Tours. After a $5.3 million restoration, the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style home with its art glass, original hardware, hand-decorated walls and massive urns has been returned to its 1908 appearance. Furniture has been rebuilt according to Wright’s specifications and gardens re-landscaped in keeping with the time. General tours are available year-round, Wednesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 1–5 p.m. (Closed holidays.) Admission is $8.50 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for groups of eight or more, and $4 for school groups. Located at 1340 West High St. Visit westcotthouse.org for information and reservations.
ENID: Golden Days of Kenwood. Each September, the Kenwood Historic District, Enid’s first neighborhood, celebrates its historic settlement between 1893 and 1898, following the largest land rush in U.S. history, with a fair, rodeo, historic foods, home tours and other events for everyone in the family. To sign up for more information, visit the Community Calendar page at enidchamber.com or call 580 237-2494.
BRYN ATHYN: Guided tours of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, built between 1919 and 1927. Some of the original guild shops are still in use and continue to house craftspeople. Located at Hwy. 232 and Cathedral Rd. Tours Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., are free for individuals and $2 per person for large groups. Groups of 10 or more are asked to call 215 947-0266.
MILL RUN: Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s widely acclaimed 1935 house that is integrated into a waterfall, open to the public daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., mid-March through November. Reservations are required; call 724 329-8501 or visit paconserve.org.
NASHVILLE: Cheekwood Art and Gardens, the 1932 55-acre country estate of the Cheek family, founders of Maxwell House Coffee, became a public botanical garden and art museum in the 1950s. Its development was aided by the Nashville Museum of Art, the Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee and many civic groups. The museum has become the beneficiary of 27 examples of American Art Pottery from the collection of Richard and Molly Schneider, including pieces by Rookwood, Weller, Tiffany, Newcomb and Fulper. The museum and gardens are open until 4:30 Tues.–Sun. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for youths 6–17; $30 max. per family. Located at 1200 Forrest Park Dr. For more information, call 615 356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.
WICHITA FALLS: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the redbrick neoclassic Kell House was built in 1909 by Frank Kell and occupied continuously by his descendants until 1980. It features distinctive architecture, original family furnishings, textiles, decorative arts and early-20th-century costumes. Ask for directions to the Southland and Floral Heights bungalow neighborhoods when you visit. Located at 900 Bluff St., the house is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Adults $3; children 12 and under, $1. For information, call 940 723-0623.
LAKE DELTON: Tours of the Seth Peterson Cottage, built in 1958 when Frank Lloyd Wright was 90 years old. The restored interior has Wright-designed furniture. Tours 1–4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month; $2. Call 877 466-2358 or visit sethpeterson.org.
RACINE: Tour of the S.C. Johnson Wax Co. Administration Building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Located at 1525 Howe St. Tours are Friday only; reservations required. Call 262 260-2000.
Also tour Wingspread, the 1938 14,000-square-foot Prairie Style home built by Wright for the Johnson family, now an educational conference center. Tours are by appointment weekdays 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Call 262 681-3353 or visit johnsonfdn.org.
SPRING GREEN: A variety of tours of Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s compound 40 miles west of Madison. Options include guided visits to the Hillside Studio and Theater or the House, as well as a two-mile walking tour and a whole-estate tour. Call 608 588-7090 for tour options or visit taliesinpreservation.org.Pin It