SYRACUSE, NY.- The Everson Museum of Art
is presenting a new exhibition, An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley, June 15 September 22, 2013. The exhibition examines, for the first time, the influence of an Arts & Crafts aesthetic in American fashion during the early 20th century.
An American Look includes 34 examples from the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection housed at Syracuse University, along with ceramics, Stickley furniture and other decorative arts from the Eversons permanent collection, as well as the Stickley Museum.
The exhibition includes stunning examples of the elegant simplicity of Arts & Crafts objects, said Debora Ryan, Everson senior curator and exhibition co-curator. The aesthetic connections among fashion, decorative arts and Stickley furniture bring this special period of time to life in the galleries.
An American Look also marks the new partnership between the Everson Museum and the L. & J.G. Stickley Company to renovate and restore the Gustav Stickley House in Syracuse as a historic home and museum operated by the Everson, said Steven Kern, Everson Museum of Art executive director. The exhibition celebrates Gustav Stickley and the Arts & Crafts style, making it the perfect introduction to this exciting project.
The exhibition is co-curated by Jeffrey Mayer, curator of the Genet Costume Collection and associate professor of fashion design and history at Syracuse University, and Everson Museum Senior Curator Debora Ryan.
An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley has been co-organized by Jeffrey Mayer and the Everson Museum of Art in collaboration with the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University.