"Charles Rohlfs, The Aesthetic Movement, and the Roots of his Artistic Furniture"

When: Thu., June 18, 7 p.m. 2009

Sarah Fayen, curator at the Chipstone Foundation and curator of American Decorative Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum, will lecture on “Charles Rohlfs, The Aesthetic Movement, and the Roots of his Artistic Furniture.��� At the time of Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau, Rohlfs created furniture with dramatic silhouettes and elaborate carving in a style all his own. Premiering at the Milwaukee Art Museum, The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs is the first major study of Rohlfs’ career and presents over forty of his finest works. Ms. Fayen will focus on his early careers, which include patternmaking, cast-iron stove design, as well as Shakespearean acting, She will locate Rohlfs’ roots in Aesthetic Movement ideals and discuss his furniture in relation to the Arts and Crafts Movement. $10 lecture and reception following questions? email: historic2ndchurch@yahoo.com or call 1-800-657-0687 Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

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