Asheville Art Museum presents lecture and reception focusing on artist Harriet Coulter Joor

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From Asheville Art Museum:

Lecture + Reception: Harriet Joor’s Designs for Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops
Saturday, February 22, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

As Arts and Crafts enthusiasts gather in Asheville this weekend for the Grove Park Inn Arts + Crafts Conference, the Asheville Art Museum is excited to present a lecture and reception focusing on pottery and textile artist Harriet Coulter Joor (1875-1965) on Saturday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Maggie Dimock, Textile Curatorial Assistant at Winterthur Museum in Delaware, will share her research on Joor, who designed many of the needlework household textiles sold by American Arts and Crafts impresario Gustav Stickley through his company the Craftsman Workshops. Dimock will examine Joor’s contribution to the aesthetic conventions of American Arts and Crafts textiles in the early 20th century and consider how her published design articles helped to establish the prevailing stylistic conventions of Arts and Crafts textiles in the United States. After Ms. Dimock’s talk, guests will enjoy a reception and can tour all of the Museum’s exhibitions.

Guests registered for the Harriet Joor lecture who are also attending the Arts + Crafts Conference can take a bus to the Museum from the Grove Park Inn beginning at 4:00 p.m. Following the reception at 7:00 p.m., the bus will return guests to the Grove Park Inn.

For tickets, contact the Museum at 828.253.3227 or purchase online. Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

About the Asheville Art Museum

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

Additional information for upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at

With sincere gratitude, Asheville Art Museum thanks our Media Sponsors Bold Life, Verve and Carolina Home & Garden magazines, published by Planet Zeus Media, LLC, and The Laurel of Asheville.

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The Asheville Art Museum is the only nonprofit visual arts museum serving the 24 counties of Western North Carolina. Incorporated by artists in 1948, the Museum collects, preserves and interprets American art of the 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on work of significance to the Southeast.

Centrally located in downtown Asheville on Pack Square, the Museum is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Special docent-guided tour packages are available for groups and students.

Admission to the Museum is $8.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors and students (K-12 and college students with college ID). Children age five and younger are admitted free of charge. Members are admitted free of charge. The Holden Community Gallery, Museum Shop and Biltmore Gallery (all located on the first floor/street level of the Museum, are open at all times to the general public free of charge).

The Asheville Art Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and receives general operating support from businesses, foundations and individuals, as well as from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional support is provided by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County.

The Asheville Art Museum asks when reprinting images, please keep all artwork at their original proportions; please do not crop them or alter them disproportionately. Provided image credit information is mandatory and images are not for resale.


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