The Craft Show Committee and the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are pleased to co-host a Cocktail Reception to celebrate Craft Spoken Here. The exhibition is curated by Elisabeth Agro, The Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts. The event takes place on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00pm in the Perelman Building.
Crafts were prominent among the first works of art to enter the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art when it was founded in 1876, and the Museum has continued to collect and exhibit crafts. Today, thanks in large part to the Women’s Committee and gifts from individuals, the Museum is particularly well-known for its holdings of twentieth-and twenty-first-century American, European, and Asian craft.
With Craft Spoken Here, the Museum seizes the opportunity to experiment with its collection and to understand craft in an international context. Some forty contemporary works from 1960 to the present in ceramic, glass, metal, wood, lacquer, paper, and fiber—some by living, acclaimed artists and others by lesser-known creators—are on view. Representing the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe, the works highlight formal qualities that cross cultures, time, and media.
The Exhibition is located in the Perelman Building from May 5, 2012 – August 12, 2012. Craft Spoken Here features an array of engaging education programs and interpretive materials, including on-site artist demonstrations and hands-on craft making activities for the public.
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