True story: the Arts & Crafts movement began in Great Britain. Not only does Wikipedia say so, but so does Anne Mallek, the curator of the Gamble House and an historian of 19th-century British art. She’ll be discussing those origins this Saturday in the first lecture of the 2010/2011 Sidney D. Gamble lecture series. In particular, her talk will concern patterns, an important facet of the movement. The great William Morris once wrote “No pattern should be without some sort of meaning”—a notion worth revisiting in an age often suspicious of the human tendency to find patterns where none exist. No doubt Anne Mallek will have something sensible and British to say about this.
Patterns for a Movement: The Arts & Crafts of England and Scotland
Presented by Anne Mallek
Saturday, November 6, 4 p.m.
Ahmanson Auditorium, Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St., Pasadena
Reservations required: 626.793.3334, ext. 52