The Arts & Crafts Movement
Cleveland and Environs
IAC’s 24th Annual Arts and Crafts Conference
September 15 – 18, 2022
In its 24th annual Arts and Crafts Conference, Initiatives in Art and Culture explored Cleveland and environs, both as a hub for the Arts and Crafts Movement and as a site of its living spirit. The conference focuses on the forces, individuals, and institutions that played a role in shaping Cleveland’s cultural establishment from the 1870s – 1930s. The conference considered Cleveland’s connections to other centers of the Movement, in particular Chicago, its important metalworking, enamel, and ceramic traditions, and the cultural institutions, context, architecture, and planning of the city. Attention was also paid to the institutions that offered educational opportunities to women and the roles that they played in shaping the City’s culture and taste. We considered a spectrum of styles, the evolution of taste, and sources of influence, while keeping in mind that the Movement is defined by its ethos, principles, and ideals.
The conference was hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Old Stone Church – The First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, The Cleveland Public Library, The Union Club, Rose Iron Works, TAP by Todd Pownell, The First Church in Oberlin, United Church of
Christ, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Lake View Cemetery, and East Mount Zion Baptist Church.
We also gratefully acknowledge generous funding from Tom Bird, Bulley & Andrews, Crown Equipment, The Felicia Fund, Barbara Fuldner, The George Gund Foundation, The Marie and John Zimmermann Fund, Tori Simms and Ray Hofmann, and anonymous donors, as well as The Magazine ANTIQUES and American Fine Art Magazine for their media support.