Most of the works on display at MAACM are on loan from the collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation. Consisting of more than 2,000 objects related to the American Arts and Crafts movement, the collection represents the full range of decorative and fine arts produced by individual artists, craftsmen, and companies of the period c.1890-1930. There are outstanding, rare, and one-of-a-kind examples of furniture, pottery, ceramic tiles and architectural faience, metalwork, woodblocks, fine art, lighting, textiles, and leaded glass, created c.1890-1930. The collection also includes remarkable photographs and photogravures from noted artists of the Pictorialist movement and Photo-Secession.
Artists, craftsmen, and companies represented in the collection include Gustav Stickley, the Stickley Brothers, Charles Rohlfs, the Byrdcliffe Colony, the Roycrofters, Dirk Van Erp, William Grueby, the Saturday Evening Girls, Rookwood, Tiffany Studios, Newcomb College, Marblehead, Frederick Hurten Rhead, Adelaide Alsop Robineau, Frederick Walrath, the Overbeck sisters, Margaret Patterson, and Arthur Wesley Dow. Photographers include Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Gertrude Käsebier, and Alvin Langdon Coburn.
Dedicated to promoting an understanding of the Arts and Crafts movement in America, the Two Red Roses Foundation acquires, researches, and exhibits exceptional examples of its work. In keeping with its mission to continually add to the collection by seeking the very best objects the market has to offer, an aggressive acquisition program is in place. We invite private individuals and collectors, museums, and dealers who may be interested in discussing the offering of specific works of interest to the Foundation to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727)-440-4859.