Collections

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Current Exhibitions

"Hippie Royalty on the Rocks," Ibiza, 1969. Photo by Karl Ferris, featuring crocheted designs by 100% Birgitta.

Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture
Crafting a New York Story
ensæmble

In-betweens Surface 1, 2015, pigment print

Courtesy of ensæmble

 
RESPONSE: Melanie Bernier
Future Exhibitions
Sarah Zapata

Installation view, If I Could by Sarah Zapata (2017). Image courtesy of Deli Gallery.

Craft in the Expanded Field
Past Exhibitions
Jes Fan

Wedged I,II,III, 2016  
Resin, Silicone, Glass
Photo credit: Jacob Schuerger

Fellow Focus
The Breakthrough Years

Lauren Kalman, But if the Crime is Beautiful... (Strangers to the Garden) installation, 2016
Photo: Tom Little
Courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA.

But if the Crime Is Beautiful…

Contact III, 1977 (detail)
Françoise Grossen
Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com
Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

 
MAD Collects
Josh Blackwell

Neveruses (Unnamed), 2014
plastic bags, wool, silk, paper, acrylic paint
23.5 x 23.5 x 3 inches
photo courtesy Peter Owsiany

A MAD Process Lab

Little Maid, 2014
Chris Antemann in collaboration with MEISSEN®
Courtesy of MEISSEN®

Forbidden Fruit
Tell It By Heart

<p>Institute For Figuring&apos;s <em>Crochet Coral Reef</em> project, 2005–ongoing.<br />Photo courtesy of the Institute For Figuring</p>

By Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring
Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound
“Gong” Pendant, circa 1960s

Forged sterling silver
4 × 4 × 1/8 in. (10.2 × 10.2 × 0.3 cm)
Courtesy of Leah Gordon Antiques
Photograph by Richard Goodbody

The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia
Woven Forms, 1963

Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Crafts (now Museum of Arts and Design)

Photo courtesy American Craft Council Archives

 

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