Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Museum & Gallery Craft Exhibitions

A lot of interesting exhibition announcements have crossed my desk in recent weeks. From high-profile museums to little jewel-box university galleries, here's an edited listing of what's on.

(And if you go to any of these, be sure to send us an email--maybe I'll post your thoughts and photos on the blog!)

Multiplicity: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture An exhibition of work by 8 artists who create large-scale ceramic works by combining exact copies--sometimes hundreds at a time--of one small clay form. Includes the work of Jeanne Quinn (I'm a big fan of her work, shown here top).

Traveling thru Nov. 2007 to Portland Art Center (OR), Rubin Center for Visual Arts (El Paso, TX), San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (TX), Landmark Arts (Texas Tech in Lubbock), Southwest School of Art and Craft (San Antonio, TX).

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Opening March 23 at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, this is a study center devoted to art created from a feminist perspective. Will include Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party (shown here) on permanent display. Opening weekend festivities include a craft fair featuring work by Brooklyn women artists and artisans, including Susan Weltman whose gorgeous woven scarves we have here at Greenjeans.

"One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art "During the studio craft movement, which developed after World War II, artists became directly involved in the process of making a piece, not just in its conception." Features 50 pieces from my favorite museum's collection. Thru Sept. 3.

"Gold Cloths of Sumatra: Indonesia's Songets from Ceremony to Commodity" at the Cantor Art Gallery
College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Exhibition of refined, hand woven garments (songkets) made of silk, fine cotton, and gold or silver metal-wrapped thread in mind-bending patterns. The Cantor has one of the best collections in the world of this material. Related programs investigate the history and social importance within Sumatra of these garments.

"Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting" at the Museum of Arts and Design
Reviewed on this blog here.

1 comment:

hr_g said...

WOW! What a great post, thanks for pointing me in the direction of some amazing things to see!