Monday, May 6, 2013

Glessner House Museum to host lecture on Japonisme Movement

Glessner House Museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop
neighborhood, will host a lecture by Rolf Achilles entitled “The Glessners’ Kutani ware bowl and Chicago’s take on Japonisme” on Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

John and Frances Glessner were among the early connoisseurs of Japonisme in Chicago and their ownership of a Kutani porcelain bowl speaks to their leadership in taste. The recently restored Kutani bowl and Chicago’s nationally influential give-and-take on Japonisme will be the subject of this illustrated talk by Rolf Achilles. Selected pieces from the Glessner collection will be on display, including the first showing of the Kutani bowl after restoration.

Glessner House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and the last surviving work by Richardson in Chicago. Completed in 1887, the museum is recognized nationwide for its groundbreaking architecture as well as its important collection of arts and crafts decorative arts.

The cost for the program is $10 per person and reservations may be made by calling
312-326-1480. The museum is easily accessible by taking the #3 or #4 bus south on Michigan Ave. to 18th Street, and then walking 2 blocks east.

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