We were delighted to welcome Michael Bright of American Fine Art Magazine to the 25th IAC’s Arts & Crafts Conference in Detroit and environs. After a lovely day of tours and talks at Cranbrook, Michael briefly spoke during our evening reception.
Lana Aledort, Director of Merchandising, Bulova, and Donell Hutson, Design Director, Bulova, Accutron and Caravelle brands, Citizen Watch America, presented at IAC's 25th Arts & Crafts Conference on Bulova's Frank Lloyd Wright limited edition watch project, unveiling this year's edition devoted to Wright's Imperial Hotel in Japan. Wright's centrality to the movement and Bulova's commitment to his legacy, to artisanry, and to quality are central
A jewel of the Arts & Crafts Movement in Detroit—and visited by IAC’s 25th Annual Arts & Crafts Conference—The Players is a gentlemen's amateur theatrical club founded in 1911. The 1925 playhouse was designed by Player and architect William Kapp of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls (now SmithGroup) in the Florentine Renaissance style. Kapp used cinder block, a revolutionary building material at the time, in its
Thanks to all who attended and made IAC's 25th annual Arts & Crafts Conference in Detroit possible!
Initiatives in Art and Culture curates an immersive educational experience on the Arts & Crafts Movement in Detroit. By Lisa Koenigsberg IAC celebrates the complexities and contradictions of the Arts & Crafts movement. For its 25th anniversary Conference, IAC returns to the Midwest—often overlooked for its contributions to the movement—and zooms in on Detroit and environs, where conditions were optimal because automation and industrialization ushered
Detroit and Environs September 27 – October 1, 2023 View the conference agenda. Register for the conference here. #artsandcrafts #detroit #initiativesinartandculture #IAC #artconference #artsandcraftsconference #architecture #iacconferences #autumnevents #culture #museum #artsandcraftsmovement #design #historicpreservation #architecture #cranbrook #playersclub #scarabclub #dia #pewabic #edselandeleanorfordhouse
The window is closing! Book your Detroit stay at this historic boutique hotel now! Step into Detroit in the 1920s with a stay at the Siren Hotel, originally the Wurlitzer building (Robert Finn, 1926). The building and many of its interior finishings have been restored based on documentation in an article appearing in 1926. Architectural features of interest are complemented by an ambiance that allows
Delighted to have been asked by Kate Nixon and Arts and Crafts in August to participate in a webinar that will shed light both on IAC’s 25th Anniversary Arts and Crafts conference broadly and more specifically on the Edsel and Eleanor Ford house. Looking forward to discussing the essence and paradoxes of the Arts and Crafts movement as exemplified in the Ford House by its
IAC’s Lisa Koenigsberg Presents John and Frances Glessner Award to Architect T. Gunny Harboe at Glessner House Gala
A trustee of the Glessner House, Lisa Koenigsberg had the honor of presenting restoration architect T. Gunny Harboe with the John and Frances Glessner award at the Glessner House Gala in Chicago. Glessner House, architect Henry Hobson Richardson’s last domestic commission, was designed in 1885 – 1886 and completed in 1887. As Lisa said in her remarks “an inspiring architect, preservationist, and teacher to all
The annual Glessner House Gala will be held on Tuesday, May 23, at Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall and commemorate the anniversaries of the 1893 and 1933 World’s Fairs. The event will include abundant food and drink, the presentation of the John and Frances Glessner award to restoration architect T. Gunny Harboe, remarks by IIT Dean of Architecture Reed Kroloff, Fair trivia, an
Two interesting online events from Detroit's Pewabic Pottery: PEWABIC POTTERY: THE STUDIO BUILDING & CAMPUS Thursday, May 18 at 7pm Join Pewabic's Education Director & Archivist, Annie Dennis, for a virtual look into the iconic studio and campus behind Detroit's pottery. PEWABIC POTTERY: A HISTORY 120 YEARS IN THE MAKING Thursday, June 22 at 7pm Join Pewabic's Education Director & Archivist for a virtual look
Join IAC for an extraordinary exploration of the Arts & Crafts Movement and its ongoing expression in Detroit and environs. Register here.
Had such a wonderful day at Marchmont House in Scotland celebrating the opening of the Marchmont Silversmithing Workshop. Grateful to have been able to keynote the day with a talk entitled "The Power of Craft in a Transformational Age: How Previous Movements Inform the Future of Culture," and to tour the new The Marchmont Silversmithing Workshop. Additionally special was seeing old friends, among them Ebba
Save the Date for IAC’s 25th Arts and Crafts Conference in Detroit and Environs September 27, 2023 – October 1, 2023
Tom Bird passed away on December 26, 2022. He was a truly lovely man, and he will be profoundly missed. IAC is honored to dedicate the 2023 Arts & Crafts conference to himj.