Crafting History: Seven Decades of Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia
- January 20, 2018 - March 25, 2018
- Recurring daily
- Location: Georgia Museum of Art
- 90 Carlton Street
- Performing and Visual Arts Complex
- University of Georgia
- Athens, GA
- Phone: (706) 542-4662
- Price: Free
Since the early 1940s, the University of Georgia has offered instruction in ceramics, textiles and jewelry/metalwork. Through the individual visions, careers and craftsmanship of more than two dozen professors, UGA’s craft areas have thrived. This exhibition and its accompanying publication will be the first to document the craft areas at UGA. In addition to celebrating this local heritage, the project will investigate the history of American studio craft through the lens of a public university. Artists represented include Earl McCutchen, Frances Stewart Higgins, Wiley Sanderson, Glen Kaufman, Robert Ebendorf and Gary Noffke.
Sponsors: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.
Curators: Ashley Callahan, independent scholar; Annelies Mondi, deputy director; and Mary Hallam Pearse, associate professor of art and area chair for jewelry and metals, Lamar Dodd School of Art