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Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft

January 30 - April 27, 2014

Crafting a Continuum represents one of the country's foremost contemporary craft collections. Traveling for the first time, the exhibition highlights the extensive holdings of the Arizona State University Art Museum. ASUAM acknowledged craft as a significant and central part of the art world as early as the 1960's with the initiation of their collection, which includes works in wood, fiber, and ceramics. Today the collection is one of the largest surveys of post-World War II craft in the U.S., with pieces by influential artists from the 1950s to the present day such as Peter Voulkos, Ed Moulthrop, and Dorothy Gill Barnes. Recent acquisitions of work include national and international artists reflecting contemporary trends in the field. With more than 60 select objects highlighted at BAM, Crafting a Continuum provides a unique opportunity to experience the history, innovative power, and future of craft.


Marc Ricourt
Lime Wood Sculpture, 2011
Lime wood, oxide
7 ¼ x 13 ½ x 12 in.

Photo: Craig Smith



Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft is organized by the Arizona State University Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, Arizona, and curated by Associate Director and Senior Curator Heather Sealy Lineberry and Curator of Ceramics Peter Held with assistance from Windgate Curatorial Fellow Elizabeth Kozlowski.
The local presentation of this exhibition is curated by Nora Atkinson.