Greene & Greene: The Art of Architecture
April 11@7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free with Museum admission.
Galleries remain open until 9 pm.
Director and Producer: Paul Bockhurst
During the heyday of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America, Charles and Henry Greene took an intensely artistic approach to the design of houses and interiors, creating some of the most beautiful residences in the history of domestic architecture. They belonged to a generation of artist-architects that came of age in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their peers included Frank Lloyd Wright in the United States, C.F.A. Voysey in England, Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Scotland, and Joseph Maria Olbrich in Austria. This film chronicles the lives of these remarkable brothers, featuring more than fifteen residences and exploring the Greenes’ passionate interest in creating fully planned living environments, beginning with their early efforts to blend American, European and Asian design concepts into an architectural vocabulary suited to the landscape and culture of Southern California. It continues through the creation of their so-called “ultimate bungalows” of the years 1907-1910 and concludes with the independent projects that characterized their later years, including the famous Gamble and Blacker houses. Woodwork, furniture, lighting fixtures, tile, rugs and art glass are all included.