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CRAFT SPOKEN HERE
5 May - 12 August 2012
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building
Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Presenting the work of 39 craft artists from 11 countries, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, Craft Spoken Here, explores the significance of craft as a form of visual expression.
On view May 5 through August 12 at the Perelman Building, the works in Craft Spoken Here range from 1960 to the present in a variety of media, including bronze, glass, wood, ceramic, silver, silk and natural fibers, highlighting the distinctive approaches taken by each artists.
Representing Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, the artworks highlight formal qualities that cross cultures, time and media.
While international in scope, the show also pays homage to four crafters hailing from Philadelphia: Rebecca Medel, Doug Bucci, Jessica Julius and Rudolf Staffel.
A fun bonus for visitors: CraftLAB, a collaborative space within the exhibition gallery dedicated to demonstrating and exploring craft techniques, will offer patrons an opportunity to enjoy some hands-on craft-making activities.
Check out a schedule of workshop and other interactive events at the exhibition right here.
Craft Spoken Here at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
When: May 5-August 12
Where: Exhibition Gallery, Perelman Building, Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
Cost: Adults $8, Seniors (ages 65 & over) $7, Students $6, Children ages 13-18 $6, ages 12 & under Free
More info: www.philamuseum.org