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Arts Alive! podcast: Andrea Morgan of St. Pete’s MAACM

Bill DeYoung



On today’s edition of the Arts Alive! podcast, say hello to Andrea Morgan, who’s Director of Operations at the Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, located at 355 4th Street N. in St. Petersburg.

The five-story, 137,000 square-foot museum is the only facility of its kind dedicated to the American Arts & Crafts Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a period in which American craftsmen and artists rejected the ideals of mass production and created utilitarian objects – furniture, fixtures and more – by hand, with great attention to detail and style.

MAACM, as it’s known, was a labor of love by Pinellas County philanthropist Rudy Ciccarello, through his Two Red Roses Foundation. Ciccarello is a preeminent collector of – and expert on – works from the period. 

Morgan discusses the movement, the museum and Ciccarello’s dedication to craftsmanship – the building itself, designed by architect Alberto Alonso, is a work of art.

Opening today at MAACM is Masterpieces, a specially-curated exhibition of some of the founder’s favorite pieces from the collection.

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