Terra Museum of American Art

Chicago, IL



Arthur Wesley Dow and American Arts & Crafts


Arthur Wesley Dow and American Arts & Crafts, an exhibition of fine and decorative arts, will open Saturday, October 9, and continue through Sunday, January 5 2000, at Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan Avenue, in Chicago.

The exhibition includes works by artist, author and educator, Arthur Wesley Dow , as well as by the many other artists he taught and influenced. In addition to paintings, photographs, woodblock prints and tiles, the exhibition features pottery from Newcomb College in New Orleans and furniture from Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock, New York.

The exhibition is organized by The American Federation of Arts (AFA). Support has been provided by the National Patrons of the AFA. It is a project of ART ACCESS II, a program of the AFA with major support from the Lila Wallace--Reader's Digest Fund.


Images from top to bottom: Georgia O'Keeffe, Lady with Red Hair, ca. 1914-16, Color linocut, 7 1/2 x 7 inches, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, Copyright Private Collection and The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation; Newcomb Pottery, Vase (chinaberry design), ca. 1902, Thrown by Joseph Meyer. Decorated by Harriet Joor, Earthenware, 7 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches, New Orleans Museum of Art; Gift of Newcomb College (38.29); Byrdcliffe Colony, Cabinet, ca. 1904, Panels by Herman Dudley Murphy, Oak with polychrome panels, 27 1/4 x 38 x 14 134 inches, Collection Mark and Jill Willcox, courtesy of Robert Edwards.

Please see our article on Arthur Wesley Dow and American Arts & Crafts recently hosted by the Cantor Arts Center / Stanford University

Read more about the Terra Museum of American Art in Resource Library Magazine.

For further biographical information on Arthur Wesley Dow please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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