Visiting Dallas today. First stop was at the decorative arts collection of the Dallas Museum of Art. At the center of these galleries, which consist of some great examples of 20th century design and are set in a tasteful, intriguing way, stand icons: the front doors of the stunning Robert R. Blacker House, which was built in 1907 in Pasadena by the Green brothers.
The front doors are composed of three leaded-glass panels depicting plant vines, and suggesting garden and pond landscape of the type the brothers used to create in the homes they built in turn-of-the-century California. When the house was stripped of its interiors in the 80s, its furniture and lights came to the marketplace, and have since become among the most sought-after American Arts and Crafts objects by private collectors and museums curators.