The Arts & Crafts Moment
In the early 20th century, Deerfield, Massachusetts was home to a distinctive manifestation of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Artisans here created exquisite Colonial-inspired needlework as well as rugs, basketry, pottery, metalwork, furniture and weavings. With its well-preserved and highly-accessible colonial heritage, Deerfield, itself, was an ideal setting to display hand-made objects, evoking the past and intended for the home. Useful as well as beautiful, the art objects presented in this website are set against the historical and cultural backdrop of a unique time and place. Read more...
To learn more about the Arts & Crafts of Deerfield, visit our museum exhibit: Skilled Hands & High Ideals and purchase the related illustrated book: Poetry to the Earth: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Deerfield.