Calling all active duty military! Through the Blue Star Museums program, active duty military and their families may visit The Gamble House for free between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 2012. More than 1,500 museums participate nationwide.
Fire & Light: the Art Glass of Greene and Greene
September 8, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pasadena, CA — “FIRE & LIGHT,” a new 2-hour in-depth tour, will explore the leaded art glass in The Gamble House, the American Arts and Crafts landmark designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene. “FIRE & LIGHT” will look at the Greene’s evolution of style; what led them to create some of the most celebrated art glass produced in an architectural setting; how the works were designed and produced; and the journey taken by the glass artists/craftsmen of the period.
The Gamble House, known worldwide for its wood and joinery, is also a glass-lovers paradise containing exquisite glass windows, light fixtures, wall sconces, cabinets, and doors. It is a timeless example of the architecture and decorative arts designed by Pasadena architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908. Every aspect of The Gamble House was designed by the architects and was skilfully and creatively interpreted by craftsman cabinetmakers, metal-smiths, glass artists, and others.
Contemporary glass artist and Gamble House docent John Hamm, has immersed himself in the history of art glass and the Arts and Crafts movement. He has restored glass fixtures in historic structures and has created period-appropriate glass for many contemporary craftsman-style houses. Combining his artisan skills with years as a tour guide, Mr. Hamm has created and will personally conduct this new craftsman tour that focuses on glass while also touching on each area of the house that is normally on tour.
The FIRE AND LIGHT tour will launch on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. and a second tour will be held Wednesday, November 16 at 9:00 a.m. The full tour schedule for 2012 will be posted at www.gamblehouse.org/tours/fire.html. Admission is $40 per person and advance reservations are required.
“FIRE AND LIGHT” is the latest addition to the diverse menu of Gamble House tours, which include:
About The Gamble House
Built in 1908, the Gamble House is the most complete and best-preserved example of the work of renowned Pasadena architects Charles and Henry Greene. The Gamble House is an internationally recognized National Historic Landmark in the style of the American Arts and Crafts movement. Owned by the City of Pasadena, the house operated in a joint agreement by the University of Southern California.
The Gamble House is open for public, docent-led, one-hour tours Thursday – Sunday, noon – 3 p.m., closed on national holidays. For more information, visit www.gamblehouse.org.
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