Afield to Chicago
Visits to historic Crab Tree Farm are usually rare and exclusive, but any member of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is welcome to visit the famously private Arts & Crafts enclave as part of “Farms Afield: An Insider’s Chicago,” May 20–23.
Crab Tree Farm is well known in the Arts & Crafts world as a collection of restored (and in one spectacular case, the Ellis House, re-created) Arts & Crafts buildings furnished in the style of the period, including exceptional furniture by Gustav Stickley, an extensive collection of textiles by C.F.A. Voysey, and English and American metalwork of the era. Owner John Bryan will be both host and guide at this remarkable estate.
Other sites on the tour include the Robie House (Frank Lloyd Wright), Glessner House (H.H. Richardson), the Charnley–Persky House (an 1892 collaboration by Louis Sullivan and Wright), and more.
The land-only price ($1,958) includes ac- commodations, transportation and admission to sites, and most meals. To register, contact Arts & Crafts Tours, (212) 362-0761, artsand craftstours.com, or download the form on the museum website (stickleymuseum.org).