Upcoming Events

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Spring Volunteer Clean Up Day

April 28, 2019 10am-4pm

Join us in preparing to open for our third season at our annual clean up day at the Raymond Farmhouse. Enjoy lively conversations with the RFC team as we start the year going around the house and giving it a good and thorough cleaning. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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May Open House and Raymond Lecture Series

May 4, 2019 1pm-4pm, Lecture and tour at 2:30pm

Opening day for 2019 kicks off with the first of a three part lecture series by executive director John Defazio.

The Return from Japan: Antonin and Noémi Raymond and The New Hope Experiment
With the outbreak World War II in Asia and Europe in 1937, the Raymonds returned their practice to New York and set up a summer studio/home on an 18th century Quaker farm in Bucks County. Dubbed “The New Hope Experiment,” the Raymond Farm served as a live/work atelier that taught practical design solutions. Here, the Raymond Farm apprentices would learn by working in the studio while also assisting in the farm work. During the summer months, the Raymonds would frequently host their friends— fellow architects, artists, musicians, writers, poets, architects, and scholars— who would often welcome a sojourn in the Bucks County countryside. Hence, the Raymond Farm became more than a home and studio, but an atelier, salon, and a way of life rooted in nature, beauty, art, and work.

Preregister: Adults $15, College Students with ID $10, Students 18 and under free. $20 at the door.

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June Open House and Drawing from Nature

June 1, 2019 1pm-4pm, house tour at 2:30pm

Bring your sketchbooks and your favorite sketching tools and join us for a relaxing day of drawing inspired by the beautiful scenes at the Raymond Farm.

Some sketching materials and light refreshments provided.

Preregister: Adults $15, College Students with ID $10, Students 18 and under free.
$20 at the door

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Japanese Bookbinding

June 22, 2019 1pm-5pm

Join artist, Ananda Connolly as she returns to teach a new workshop in Japanese Bookbinding, inspired by the unique, architectural adaptations to the Raymond Farmhouse. Participants will learn about the shoji windows and doors and the traditional materials, particularly Japanese paper or washi that was used to make them.

Using the Raymond Farm as inspiration, workshop attendees will then make a small softcover, notebook to learn the elegant technique of Japanese bookbinding and a larger, more intricate hardcover sketchbook to expand their experience and skills.

The workshop will conclude with a discussion about how the techniques may be adapted and applied to non-traditional materials and purposes.

All workshop materials will be provided

Adults $45, Students with ID $35

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July Open House and Raymond Lecture Series

July 13, 2019 *Due to the July 4 holiday, our open house will be moved to the second Saturday of this month 1pm-4pm, Lecture and tour at 2:30pm

Building the Imperial Hotel— The Imperial Hotel, Antonin & Noémi Raymond and Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan

In 1919, Frank Lloyd Wright invited Antonin and Noémi Raymond, to join him in Japan to complete the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Wright was deeply influenced by the culture and aesthetics of Japan, particularly as found in woodcut prints and its wood architecture. The Imperial Hotel was the most significant commission yet for Wright, and one in which he would be staking his career. Considered to be one of the most unique buildings of the emerging modern movement, this led to Antonin and Noémi launching their own careers and setting the course for Modern Architecture in Japan.

Preregister: Adults $15, College Students with ID $10, Students 18 and under free. $20 at the door.

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