Art In America

Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos (1924–2002) studied traditional pottery, but as this show focusing on his early years reveals, he quickly tossed the rulebook aside. By the mid-1950s, his accomplished though polite stoneware jars had morphed into large-scale sculptures...

The Fabric of Memory

Thailand's Jakkai Siributr endows his stitched, embroidered and sequined works with a deeply serious sociopolitical import.

Glenn Adamson Appointed Director, Museum of Arts and Design

Glenn Adamson has been named the next director of New York's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). He is currently head of the research department at London's Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum. He started out his museum career at MAD with his first...

Tsunami Africa

The author wonders if, in abandoning its earlier focus on crafts and now tackling the African diaspora in a rambling exhibition, the Museum of Arts and Design has overstepped its mission.

Conceptualizing Craft

Books on theory are rarely urgent reading foranyone but other theorists. The exception iswhen the field they cover happens to be in crisis.Then they are voraciously consumed in a search fora solution to whatever ails the field. For that reason, two...

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