Thursday, March 13, 2014

PAST: SYMPOSIUM: "The Craft Museum: Ideals and Practice" Symposium at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Chinatown, coinciding with the renovation of the Renwick Gallery, this FRI, March 13 from 10:00am - 6:30pm, Free

The Craft Museum: Ideals and Practice
Symposium at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Friday, March 13
10:00am - 6:30pm
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This symposium will examine the role of the craft museum in modern culture. Coinciding with the renovation of the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian’s national craft museum, this program seeks a lively dialogue on craft’s institutional mission, and the execution of programming devoted to the collection, conservation, presentation, and study of craft. The issue of how to interpret the field of craft in a museum setting is increasingly urgent as the boundaries of its teaching, practice, reception, and the discipline’s very definition shift dramatically in the first quarter of the 21st century.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
McEvoy Auditorium
8th & G St NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown

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