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Past Exhibitions
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/
Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

Josh Blackwell

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

Neveruses Report Progress
Tell It By Heart

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

Forbidden Fruit

<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

Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in foundry.
Andreas Bunte, Denis Côté, Daniel Eisenberg and Varvara & Mar