Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement





Merging design and functionality, Gustav Stickley created a line of furniture, metalware, lighting, and textiles that embodied the Arts & Crafts movement. This exhibit, organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and premiering at The Newark Museum, included representative works from all of these categories plus architectural drawings, rugs and other objects, many of which were loaned by collectors who continue to use these items in their homes. The greatest lighting challenge for this exhibit was to address the opposing needs of protecting delicate materials while providing sufficient illumination for very dark objects. Limiting ambient light, maintaining focus on the objects, and allowing the visitor’s eye to adapt to the dark was critical to the success of the installation.




Project Details



Newark, NJ



The Newark Museum







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