A “New and Native” Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & GreeneOct. 18, 2008 - Jan. 26, 2009
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in partnership with the Gamble House, USC, will present the most comprehensive exhibition ever undertaken on the work of Arts and Crafts movement legends Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. “A ‘New and Native’ Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene” will be on view from Oct. 18, 2008, through Jan. 26, 2009, in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery at The Huntington before traveling to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. (March 13–June 7, 2009) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (July 14–Oct. 18, 2009).
The exhibition comprises some 200 works drawn from The Huntington’s collections as well as those of the Gamble House and more than 30 private and institutional lenders.
“A 'New and Native' Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene" will cover the entire breadth and depth of the architectural and design careers of the brothers Greene, whose firm’s output of exquisitely crafted homes and furnishings in the early 20th century secured for them a defining legacy within the American Arts and Crafts movement. The exhibition will include furniture, decorative arts, architectural drawings, photographs, watercolors, and related materials, some of which have never been on public display.
The exhibition curators are Edward R. Bosley, the James N. Gamble Director of the Gamble House, and Anne E. Mallek, curator of the Gamble House. It was designed by Brenda Levin, Levin and Associates Architects. A major book with 10 scholarly essays will accompany the exhibition. More about the exhibition...
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|Libby lantern||Exterior wall lantern, Arthur A. Libby house, Pasadena, 1905. (Private collection. Photograph © Ognen Borissov/Interfoto) |
|Bolton chair ||Hall chair, 1907, Dr. W. T. Bolton house, Pasadena, 1906. (Courtesy of
Guardian Stewardship. Photograph courtesy of Sotheby’s, New York.) |
|Gamble House ||David B. Gamble house, Pasadena, 1907-09. (Photograph © Alexander Vertikoff.) |
|Reeve window ||Entry-hall window, Jennie A. Reeve house, Long Beach, 1903-04. (Private collection. Photograph courtesy of Sotheby’s, New York) |
|Reeve window watercolor ||Watercolor for entry-hall window, Jennie A. Reeve house, Long Beach,
1903-04. (Courtesy of Greene and Greene Archives, The Gamble House,
University of Southern California) |
|Pratt house ||North and west elevation drawings, 1909, Charles M. Pratt house, Ojai,
1908-11. (Courtesy of Greene and Greene Archives, The Gamble House,
University of Southern California) |
|Tichenor watercolor||Adelaide A. Tichenor house, Long Beach, 1904-05. Watercolor by Charles
Greene, c. 1905. (Courtesy of Greene and Greene Archives, The Gamble
House, University of Southern California)|
|Culbertson lantern||Lantern, 1910, James A. Culbertson house, Pasadena, 1902-14. (Courtesy
of Guardian Stewardship. Photograph courtesy of Sotheby’s, New York.)|
|Robinson chair||Dining Room Side Chair, Laurabelle A. Robinson house, 1905-06.
(Huntington Art Collections/Gift of the estate of Henry M. Robinson)|
|Blacker bench||Entry-hall bench, 1909, Robert R. Blacker house, Pasadena, 1907-09.
(Courtesy of American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation. Photograph: Gavin
Ashworth, © American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation)|
|Thorsen firescreen||Living-room firescreen, c. 1914, William R. Thorsen house, Berkeley,
1908-10. (Courtesy of The Gamble House, USC. Photograph © Ognen
|Henry Greene||Photograph of Henry Greene, c. 1906. (Courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library) |
|Charles Greene||Photograph of Charles Greene, c.1906. (Courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library) |
|Bandini house||Covered walkway and courtyard, Arturo Bandini house, Pasadena, 1903.
(Charles Sumner Greene Collection, Environmental Design Archives,
University of California, Berkeley)|