The Victoria & Albert Museum's traveling Arts & Crafts show opened at its first American venue last week when the show was unveiled at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It's getting a huge volume of excellent press, including some stories that go beyond show review to giving a decent - and sometimes even extensive - background on the movement itself.
This, of course, is the second major A&C show to tour recently; the first, LACMA's show, just closed a four-month run at Wisconsin's Milwaukee Art Museum, particularly apt given both Los Angeles and Milwaukee's large number of classic Craftsman bungalows. LACMA's own A&C collection, which comprises the vast majority of that traveling show, is viewable online. That show will open at the Cleveland Museum of Art on October 16, 2005 and run through January 8, 2006.
The V&A show, now in Indianapolis, runs through January 22. Tickets are $15 for adults, with discounts for students, seniors and members. Reservations are recommended.