• December 8, 2018, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Glessner House and the Arts & Crafts Movement: December Tour

Glessner House Museum

1800 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Frederick gookin calendar

1906 calendar page by Frederick Gookin. Photo: Glessner House Museum.


Glessner House is internationally recognized as a pivotal work of architect H. H. Richardson. But, the significant collection of furniture and decorative arts that John and Frances Glessner selected and commissioned to furnish their home is equally important. In this special behind-the-scenes tour, Glessner House Executive Director and Curator William Tyre showcases items from the collection that demonstrate Frances Glessner’s commitment to the tenets of the Arts & Crafts movement, both as a collector and as a talented silversmith, jewelry maker, and needle worker.  

The tour highlights the work of Isaac E. Scott. Over the course of more than 40 years, Scott designed and executed countless pieces for the family, including furniture, picture frames, earthenware, pewter and embroidery designs.