Please join us for the opening reception of Rooted: Craft Origins from the California Episode
December 8, 2018
4pm: Ted Bosley Talk, Director of The Gamble House
5pm: Opening Reception
In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Director of The Gamble House since 1992 Ted Bosley will be giving a talk entitled “Brothers in Design and Craft: the Legacy of Greene & Greene.”
Just after the turn of the last century, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene created a body of work in California that caught the notice of the world. Their most characteristic houses, built in Pasadena between 1903 and 1914, stand as tributes to architecture as a fine art. Their reputations rest not only on the design sensibilities they cultivated as formally trained architects, but also on the surpassing skill of the builders and makers they were privileged to work with to create not houses and gardens, as well as furniture, light fixtures, rugs, stained glass, metal work and more. This presentation will explore the rare blend of training, skills and circumstances that made possible the internationally recognized legacy of architects Greene & Greene.
An exhibition tracing the deep roots of craft in California’s history and the roles of native plant life as inspiration for various art traditions. From Pomo basketry to the Arts and Crafts movement and contemporary art, craft defines California culture. This exhibition is related to the CALIFORNIA episode (PBS premiere Dec 21, 2018).