Beautiful, Useful, Enduring: Chicago Arts and Crafts Jewelry

Thursday, May 21, 2015
6 p.m.

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Join historian, Sharon Darling as she discusses the artistic and social revival associated with the Chicago Arts and Crafts movement of the early twentieth century.  Ms. Darling will highlight prominent Chicago workshops of the time including The Kalo Shop and The Krayle Company. Discover how the local Arts and Crafts movement fulfilled its goal of reawakening and revitalizing an interest in hand craftsmanship while simultaneously empowering Chicago women and providing them rewarding employment opportunities. Ticket includes Museum admission.

Image: Metalsmiths, jewelers, designers and crafts workers seated in front of the Kalo Arts Crafts Community House in Park Ridge, IL, c.1910. Park Ridge was the home of the manufacturing facilities for the Kalo Shop and the School of the Kalo Workshop from c.1907-1914.

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