Made in America: Craft Icons of the 50 States

Made in America: Craft Icons of the 50 States
Mingei Museum
San Diego, CA
September 19, 2015-February 21, 2016

Rocker by Sam Maloof
Rocker by Sam Maloof

This exhibition of traditional and contemporary craft icons highlights distinctive materials, excellence of workmanship and makers’ imaginations. Exploring regional and national craft traditions, while expressing each state’s unique contribution to the richness of the American experience, this exhibition celebrates the variety of craft found in America. Exhibition objects will include: Sam Maloof’s signature Rocking Chair for California, Karen Karnes’ Lidded Jar for the salt glazed pottery tradition of Vermont, Henry Petzal Silver for a contemporary take on Massachusetts’ centuries-old silver-smith tradition, Dale Chihuly Glass for Washington State, a Louis Comfort Tiffany long-necked Glass Bottle for New York and a newly acquired Gee’s Bend Quilt for Alabama.  For more information on the exhibition or museum, visit the Mingei Museum website.