Glensheen’s third floor is arguably the largest collection of John Bradstreet’s Arts & Crafts known today.
When Glensheen was built in 1908, the estate was a highlight for Minnesota. It showcased some of the state’s best artisans and engineers from architect Clarence H. Johnston to interior designer John Bradstreet. Today, Glensheen still stands as a testament to some of brightest and most creative individuals in Minnesota history.
Jennifer Komar Olivarez, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, will be the featured speaker. Jennifer oversees the Prairie School-style Purcell-Cutts House (1913) by Purcell and Elmslie, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s collection of design, architecture, and contemporary craft, she also specializes in designer, John Scott Bradstreet.
After Jennifer’s 30-45 minute presentation, guests will have the opportunity to tour the house with a highlight on Bradstreet’s work.
This event is made possible by a grant from the UMD School of Fine Arts John and Mary Gonska Cultural Fund.