Craft in America: Expanding Traditions

Craft in America: Expanding Traditions speaks to the reinvention and renewal of traditional craft practices in the hands of some of America’s most gifted modern artists.  Browse these objects from across a range of media, which embody the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of their makers and they assert the importance of the handmade in an increasingly mechanized and digitized age. This exhibition was a seven-city, two-year tour showcasing scores of the most important and exciting examples of American creativity. Craft in America: Expanding Traditions was developed to coincide with the launch of the Craft in America series, traveled to 7 venues in Arkansas, Oregon, California, Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma and Massachusetts from 2007-2009.
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
April 13 – June 24, 2007
Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon
July 22 – September 23, 2007
Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California
October 20, 2007 – January 27, 2008
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas
February 22 – May 4, 2008
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
June 8 – September 14, 2008
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 11, 2008 – January 18, 2009
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts
February 21 – May 25, 2009
This exhibition is available for travel for flexible time slots.
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