Opening 10 December
After taking root in the UK, the Arts and Crafts movement began to blossom in America at the turn of the century, with communities of craftworkers springing up from New York to New Orleans. The collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation of decorative arts tells the full history of the movement – from the first American Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in Boston in 1897 to the development of Arts and Crafts-influenced styles such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School of architecture, and photographic pictorialism. In December, the collection will form the permanent collection of the new Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement: a five-storey, 137,000-square-foot building designed by Alfonso Architects, located in downtown St Petersburg in Florida. Find out more from the Two Red Roses Foundation’s website.
Preview the collection below | View Apollo’s Art Diary here