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Craft in America brings artists and objects to your computer and to museums across the country. Explore hundreds of handmade objects in the Virtual Exhibitions below. And check back often for new displays here - and news of exhibitions shows that might be visiting your town.
GOLDEN STATE OF CRAFT: CALIFORNIA 1960-1985
September 25, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Presented by Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, Golden State of Craft: California 1960 – 1985 surveys an extraordinary, innovative artistic period that blossomed in post-World War II California promoted in large part by two central figures-Edith Wyle, founder of CAFAM and Eudorah M. Moore, director of the Pasadena Art Museum’s California Design exhibition series. For more information, visit the Press section.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a catalog, Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985, was published with contributions by Jo Lauria, Emily Zaiden and Sharon K. Emanuelli. To view select chapters and timeline from the catalog, click here.
CRAFT IN AMERICA: A NEW MILLENIUM
September 11 - October 30, 2010
Craft in America: A New Millennium contains 50 stunning objects created by some of the nation’s most skilled and visionary craft artists. Silver Dollar City, with a 50-year tradition of preserving and promoting American craftsmanship, will host this exhibition of contemporary American craft as part of its National Harvest Festival, September 11-October 30, 2010. For more information visit the Press section or Silver Dollar City.
CRAFT IN AMERICA: EXPANDING TRADITIONS
April 2007 - May 2009
Craft in America: Expanding Traditions was a seven-city, two-year tour showcasing scores of the most important and exciting examples of American creativity. This exhibition traveled to Arkansas, Oregon, California, Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma and Massachusetts.
Kansas City Art Institute Clay: Post Y2K - Recent ceramics work, created since 2000, from the Kansas City Art Institute
Clay - From stoneware slabs to porcelain pitchers, delicately thrown bowls to hand built figures
Wood - See Shaker and Arts and Craft influences as well as decidedly modern pieces
Metal - Jewelry, tea caddies, colorful furniture, and forged iron gates
Glass - Fantastic forms and breathtaking details
Fiber - Traditional and contemporary weavings, quilts, and beaded work
Emerging Artists - Blown glass pomegranate bubbles, decaled clay cups, silk gauze, and a red steel rocker!