St. Pete is well-known for its creative, independent spirit – which is why it's the perfect place for the Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement. The highly anticipated facility opened to the public in 2021, and it's full of captivating works of art in a gorgeously designed space. Here’s everything you need to know before you visit this striking museum in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
What’s Happening at the Museum
The Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement presents "Dignity and Grace: These Humbler Metals," a collection of more than 300 works of art including lamps, chandeliers and other examples of metalwork. Artists whose work is featured in the exhibit range from Frank Lloyd Wright and Tiffany Studios to The Roycroft Shops, Gustav Stickley and Dirk van Erp.
See Incredible, Handmade Works of Art and Craft
From a stained-glass, peacock-feather Tiffany lampshade to fine art by the likes of Arthur Wesley Dow portraying life at the turn of the 20th century to intricately carved furniture, the museum showcases the movement's most iconic works. Most of the collection’s more than 2,000 pieces are on loan from the Two Red Roses Foundation, though there are plenty of visiting exhibits planned.
Objets d'art you can expect to see include one-of-a-kind pottery, wood-block prints, metalwork, furniture, jewelry and decorative tiles. Handmade and often intricate, they’re bold, impeccably preserved pieces whose influence you can see in even the most modern jewelry, décor and architecture.