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Contemporary Crafts from the Collection

March 19, 2005–August 20, 2006

With over thirty objects from the Museum's esteemed crafts collection, this exhibition highlights postwar and contemporary crafts from the United States and Japan.

The American works include furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, beadwork, textiles, and a banjo from an impressive selection of diverse and talented artists, including Robert Arneson, Howard Ben Tre, Wendell Castle, Judy Kensley McKie, Olaf Skoogfors, Peter Voulkos, Betty Woodman, and Robert Whitley.

The Japanese works focus on contemporary Japanese potters, who draw their inspiration from the forms, glazes, decoration, and techniques of Japan's ten-thousand-year-old native tradition.

Also of Interest

See the best of contemporary American crafts every year at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.

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Dr. David Barquist • Curator of American Decorative Arts
Dr. Felice Fischer • The Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Curator of East Asian Art

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