Hello Etsy PDX

I Heart Art: Portland and Etsy have teamed up to bring a one-day Hello Etsy satellite conference to Portland on Small Business and Sustainability. Hello Etsy PDX will take place on September 17 at PNCA.

Posted on 07/28 at 11:47 AM

Preview: Nikki McClure


Don’t miss the Members’ Preview of Nikki McClure: Cutting Her Own Path, 1996–2011 on August 17 from 6–8 pm. This special event is for members of the Museum of Contemporary Craft only. Not a member? Join today and be among the first to view new exhibitions. Members, please RSVP by Wednesday, August 10 to membership@pnca.edu or call 503 821 8887.

Posted on 07/27 at 04:44 PM

75 Years of Making History

Portland-based studio gorm designed and installed 75 Years of Making History, a physical timeline featuring photographs and exhibition posters from the Museum’s archives that coincides with the opening of 75 Gifts for 75 Years.

The project, made possible by a grant from the Architecture Foundation of Oregon, provides a context for how the institution’s developments dovetail and parallel with histories-at-large. Installed in the upstairs hallway of the Museum, the project will be complete by the opening of the 75 Gifts for 75 Years on Thursday, July 28.

Posted on 07/26 at 10:44 AM

Final Days of Herrick

Visit the Museum this week to explore the intricate loom work of Laurie Herrick and the contributions of all five artists-in-residence. The retrospective exhibition closes Saturday, July 30.

Posted on 07/26 at 10:33 AM

Expanded Exhibition Archives

The archive of past exhibitions is now complete back to 2007, when the Museum relocated from SW Corbett Avenue to its current location in the Pearl District. Explore the rich content of the past 24 exhibitions.

Posted on 07/13 at 10:56 AM

Crafting a Pocket Loom


Did you know you could weave on a loom using a box? Join us on Saturdays in July as we bring you Travis Meinolf’s Pocket Loom, courtesy of CRAFT. Stop by during regular Museum hours and weave on one of the DIY Looms or take instructions home to make your own out of a cardboard box. Weaving contributions will be collected and you are invited to return on July 30 to help stitch all pieces into a single textile.

Intern Drew Stefani is creating an interactive table just in time for First Thursday. You can drop in—or join us on Saturdays (July 16, 23 and 30) to weave with volunteers from SCRAP and the community. Diane Gilleland, editor-in-chief of CRAFT, blogged about the experience on craftypod.com.

Join us on July 30 to join all woven pieces into a single textile that will become part of the Museum’s Teaching Collection.

Posted on 07/06 at 12:07 PM

Era Messages Closing

Take advantage of the last days to view Era Messages: Selections by Garth Johnson, a decade-driven look at the Museum’s collection through the lens of timeliness. The exhibition closes Saturday, July 9.

Posted on 07/06 at 11:15 AM