The value of skill, command of materials and process, and the engagement of human hands are important tenets of contemporary craft. The CraftLAB provides a perfect opportunity for visitors to engage in the spirit of making alongside the Museum’s collection, using it as a source of inspiration.”
Do It Yourself at the CraftLAB!
The language of craft is not exclusive to artists. Craft is a universal and an extremely accessible art form, which most people have engaged with at some time in their lives. The CraftLAB, a programmatic space located in Craft Spoken Here
, offers visitors an opportunity to gain inspiration from the works on view, to become more conversant with the language of craft through direct interaction with materials, and to advance their skills. This exhibition celebrates an ever-evolving art form, one whose language is the native tongue of the populace.
CraftLab is located in the corner of the gallery and will include an arrangement of ottomans and tables with a carpet in the center. This section of the gallery will have natural light to accentuate objects made of glass, ceramics and metal in a setting that simulates a great room of a home. This cozy space—complete with a supply of basic craft tools and materials—welcomes knitting circles and other crafting groups, community forums, and artist demonstrations.
Groups should make arrangements in advance by calling .