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Screening & Roundtable Discussion
March 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A short screening of the 2014 documentary “J. Fred Woell: An American Vision” on the metal art pioneer is followed by an informal discussion on craft today, with Patricia Wheeler and Robert Ebendorf, in celebration of the exhibition OBJECTS: REDUX—50 Years of Craft Evolution.
About OBJECTS: REDUX:
In 1969, the Smithsonian American Art Museum debuted OBJECTS: USA, a sprawling exhibition featuring 308 craft artists and over 500 objects. The show would travel the United States and Europe, vaulting craft into the contemporary art milieu and forever changing the way we view material culture. Fifty years later, this tribute exhibition incorporates work by artists in the original display alongside historic and contemporary makers who expand upon and complicate the conversation.
OBJECTS: REDUX—50 Years of Craft Evolution is inspired by OBJECTS: REDUX—How 50 Years Made Craft Contemporary, curated by Kathryn Hall and Perry Price at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and was developed in conversation with an exhibition series at the Racine Art Museum celebrating the 50th anniversary of OBJECTS: USA.