Byrdcliffe, Woodstock’s Arts and Crafts Colony with Tom Wolf

MAACM Speaker Series
Byrdcliffe, Woodstock’s Arts and Crafts Colony with Tom Wolf

Chiffonier, c. 1904, Byrdcliffe Colony

Chiffonier, c. 1904
Byrdcliffe Colony

Founded in Woodstock, New York in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony was built on the ideals of John Ruskin, and invited artists and craftspeople to live and work in this beautiful natural environment. There they practiced painting, photography, metalwork, weaving, ceramics, and furniture building. Although few examples of furniture were made, MAACM has on display the most extensive collection of Byrdcliffe furniture extant. In this hour-long discussion learn about Ralph Whitehead, Byrdcliffe’s founder, the works of art on display at MAACM, and how the colony transformed the small town into an artistic center, leading to the famous rock and roll concert in 1969 that gave Woodstock its popular cultural identity as a center for bohemian creativity—probably quite different from what Whitehead had in mind.

December 17, 2022 at 2pm

Tickets required:

VIP Experience:

VIP Meet and Greet with Tom Wolf immediately following the lecture, including coffee, tea and pastries in MAACM’s Antique Bar.