July 22, 2007 – September 23, 2007
This historical survey elucidates the storied evolution of the American craft movement and recognizes many of the significant social, cultural, political and artistic contributions that have guided the development of craft across the country. The exhibition includes more than 120 craft-based objects created since the Industrial Revolution.
The exhibition is part of the Craft in America project that includes a companion book, CRAFT IN AMERICA: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects; a 3-part documentary series airing nationally on PBS television, CRAFT IN AMERICA: Memory, Landscape, Community; and the website www.craftinamerica.org.
Over 100 artists including: Laura Andreson · Dale Chihuly · Chunghi Choo · Donna D’Aquino · Einar & Jamex de la Torre · Pat Courtney Gold · Teri Greeves · Vivika & Otto Heino · Wayne Higby · Jack Lenor Larsen · Sam Maloof · Dante Marioni · Richard Marquis · William Morris · George Nakashima · Geraldine Nash · Gertrud & Otto Natzler · Richard Notkin · Loja and Eliel Saarinen · Kiff Slemmons · Bob Stocksdale · Akio Takamori · Louis Comfort Tiffany · Peter Voulkos · Patti Warashina · Marguerite Wildenhain · Jan Yaeger
Exhibition organized by Craft in America, Inc., Los Angeles; curator Jo Lauria; and Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions (CATE), Pasadena, CA.