Course :: The Greene & Greene Connection


The Arts and Crafts Movement: The Greene and Greene Connection
Take one class or all three
Tuesdays, September 29-October 13, 10:30am-12pm
MFA, Remis Auditorium

This three-session course complements the exhibition “A New and Native Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene.” Discover the influences on the Greenes’ distinctive style and its significance for other early 20th-century designers and architects.


September 29:
A Transnational Integration
with Keith N. Morgan, Boston University professor
Explore the Arts and Crafts movement in England and its migration to the US, and discover how the Greenes combined their American training with influences from the climate and culture of Southern California, as well as traditional Japanese structure and craftsmanship.

October 6:
Arts and Crafts Architects as Interior Designers
Cheryl Robertson, independent scholar, design historian, and musuem consultant
Discover the customized designs of Greene & Greene, Frank Lloyd Wright, and others. See how popular home-decorating magazines promoted “down-to-earth” living, from bungalows priced at $700 to the Greenes’ Gamble House in Pasadena’s “Millionaires’ Row.”
A private exhibition tour follows.

October 13:
Greene & Greene: The Boston Connection
With Nonie Gadsden, Carolyn and Peter Lynch, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of the Americas
Gadsden highlights the Greenes’ experiences during their Boston years when the Arts and Crafts movement and the “Japan craze” were at their heights.

Individual sessions: MFA members, seniors and students $20
Three-session course: MFA members, seniors and students $54
To purchase full course, please contact the Remis Box Office at 617-369-3306.

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