Saturday, July 11, 2009, 9:30 AM-6 PM
Join us for a day trip to
Crab Tree Farms, a private estate in Lake Bluff, Illinois, which showcases a remarkable collection of American and English Arts & Crafts furniture and decorative arts. Enjoy a guided tour through thirty rooms in five restored farm buildings. The rooms feature extensive collections of Gustav Stickley furniture and have been arranged as set forth by Stickley in The Craftsman magazine. Many period examples of pottery and textiles are also on view, including Teco pottery, rugs by William Morris, and artwork by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Our day begins with a tour of The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs exhibition at the Museum with Chipstone Foundation curator Sarah Fayen, followed by lunch at the Grille on Laurel in Lake Forest and a short ride over to Crab Tree Farm for our tour. Crab Tree Farm is not open to the public, so don’t miss this exclusive opportunity.
(Cost includes exhibition and Crab Tree tours, lunch, and round-trip transportation. Proceeds from this trip will support The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs exhibition. A portion of the proceeds for this fundraising event are tax deductible.)
This trip is open to Members at the Art Advocate ($150) level and above, as well as to Members of the American Arts Society support group. Not a Member? Become a Museum Member today and join us on the trip!
Individual, Dual, and Family Members – upgrade today and join us for free! Space is limited. Please RSVP to the Member Hotline at 414-224-3284.
Please note that the buildings are not handicap accessible.