Dear Museum Community,

What an incredible year we’ve had thanks to you. Your end of year gift to the Museum makes what we do possible. Please consider a gift of any amount. It’s easy to make your donation online.

With your support and participation, we began and ended the year thinking about how design builds community – from Studio H: Design. Build. Transform. to our current exhibition Design with the Other 90%: CITIES.

We documented the untold story of the Museum’s role in shaping modern craft through Northwest Modern: Revisiting the Annual Ceramic Exhibitions of 1950-64.

Many, many people – from Portland and beyond – gave works to the collection to honor Museum of Contemporary Craft, the nation’s oldest institution focused on modern and contemporary craft. We shared those new gifts with you through 75 Gifts for 75 Years.

We re-introduced you to an Oregonian who is also a national treasure through Generations: Betty Feves, and reminded you of an artist who merits further attention in Reflecting on Erik Gronborg: Selections by Jeffry Mitchell.

As John Motley wrote in The Oregonian, “Reflecting on Erik Gronborg mounts a compelling argument for the artist’s pioneering role in the movement that would become “sloppy craft,” while continuing the museum’s dedication to re-examining under-recognized and overdue artists in the region, from Feves to Gronborg.”

Our programs next year will continue to support Portland as a place to share opportunities, get involved, and relish living in a city where craft and design are deeply valued.

As you consider your end-of-year donations, please consider supporting the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Gifts of any amount help us continue to connect you to the practices of people who build and sustain creative lives.

Wishing you and yours all the best in the New Year!

Namita Gupta Wiggers
Director and Chief Curator

Ways to participate:

Join, renew, or purchase a gift membership to the Museum here.

Donate directly to the Museum here.

Contribute to keep Betty Feves’ Garden Wall at MoCC here.

Visit the Museum exhibitions and The Gallery Store.

Posted on 12/20 at 05:40 PM