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Coastal Stack V
Coastal Stack V, 2008
Michael J. Peterson, American
Madrone burl, carved, sandblasted, bleached, and pigmented
46 x 34 x 30 inches (116.8 x 86.4 x 76.2 cm)
Purchased with the Leonard and Norma Klorfine Foundation Endowed Fund for Modern and Contemporary Craft and Windgate Charitable Foundation
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Craft Spoken Here
May 5, 2012 - August 12, 2012
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.

Craft Spoken Here features an array of engaging education programs and interpretive materials, including on-site artist demonstrations and hands-on craftmaking activities for the public.

Behind The Scenes

Static Installation Time-lapse


Static is a site specific work by Jessica Jane Julius, a Philadelphia-based artist, which is made up of thousands of hand-pulled black glass threads. Here we offer a time-lapsed video of Static's installation, which took four days to complete.
Also available in Exhibition Minutes Podcast - iTunes
Behind The Scenes  Video


Preview the art form of craft.

Support

The exhibition is made possible by The Leonard and Norma Klorfine Foundation Fund for Modern and Contemporary Craft. Additional support is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

In-kind support is provided in courtesy of A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc., Calico Corners, and Lion Brand Yarn.

Curator

Elisabeth Agro, The Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts

Location

Exhibition Gallery, Perelman Building

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