Parlor of the Glessner House parlor, an ornate Victorian space decorated in shades of gold, cream, and pink.

Glessner House parlor. Image courtesy Glessner House.

Join us for an in-person event in Chicago on February 18, 2022!

Announcement, January 10:

In light of the evolving situation with the Omicron variant and CAA 2022’s shift to a fully online format, this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule when safety allows.

Original event post:

Glessner House, a National Historic Landmark in Chicago’s South Loop, is pleased to welcome members of The William Morris Society in the United States for a special reception and program. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with generous food and beverage and a time to mingle with fellow Society members. At 7:00 pm, Glessner House Executive Director and Curator, William Tyre, will give a short presentation on the influence of the English Arts & Crafts movement on the decoration of the house, completed in 1887. After the presentation, attendees will have a chance to take docent-led tours of the house which features numerous original and reproduced wallpapers, textiles, and rugs by Morris & Co., alongside fireplace tiles and other objects by William De Morgan, W. A. S. Benson, and Edward Burne-Jones.

Register for the visit here.

The William Morris Society in the United States is pleased to sponsor a limited number of free tickets for students. If you are a full-time student and would like to register for this event, please contact us to request a free ticket.

This event follows the WMS-US-sponsored CAA conference session. For more information about the CAA conference, visit the CAA website.