Riot Grrrl Exhibition, Alien She, at PNCA and Museum of Contemporary Craft

Release date: 07/28/15

Portland, OR — July 28, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Museum of Contemporary Craft are pleased to be the only Northwest venue for the traveling exhibition, Alien She, the first show to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. A pioneering punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s in the Pacific Northwest and Washington D.C., Riot Grrrl emphasized female and youth empowerment, collaborative organization, creative resistance, and DIY ethics. The exhibition will open September 3, 2015 and run through January 9, 2016 at PNCA venues including the 511 Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Craft.

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Museum of Contemporary Craft Receives NEA Grant for 2016 Exhibition

Release date: 06/05/15

Portland, OR — June 5, 2015 –Museum of Contemporary Craft has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the amount of $40,000 to support its summer 2016 exhibition, The Design and Craft of Prosthetics.

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Museum of Contemporary Craft presents State of Oregon Craft

Release date: 04/29/15

Portland, OR—April 28, 2015—Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents State of Oregon Craft, opening June 05, 2015 and running through August 15, 2015. The survey exhibition presents more than 50 works by 15 artists, makers, and craft-based companies from across the state from spruce root baskets and leather saddles to conceptual jewelry and a kinetic glass and sound sculpture.

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Generations: Ken Shores in Studio Potter

Release date: 03/04/15

In remembrance of the legacy of Ken Shores, who passed away in 2014, an adapted version of an essay to accompany our 2008 exhibition Generations: Ken Shores appeared in the latest issue of Studio Potter.

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Museum of Contemporary Craft presents Living with Glass: The Ed Cauduro and Dane Nelson Collections

Release date: 02/13/15

Portland, OR—February 13, 2015—Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents an exhibition of more than 200 works of Italian glass in the exhibition Living with Glass: The Ed Cauduro and Dane Nelson Collections which opens February 20 and runs through May 16, 2015.

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Museum of Contemporary Craft Receives Grant To Purchase Transference

Release date: 07/30/14

Portland, OR – June 30, 2014 – Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant from The Ford Family Foundation’s Art Acquisition Program in the amount of $11,000 toward the purchase of Transference, a kinetic glass and sound installation by glass artist, Andy Paiko, and sound artist, Ethan Rose. The Museum must raise the remaining $2,000 toward the price of the work through donations. Contributions to the purchase of this work can be made by phone 503-546-2654 or at the Museum.

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Museum of Contemporary Craft Presents ShowPDX: A Decade of Portland Furniture Design

Release date: 06/27/14

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Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Craft Steps Down

Release date: 04/10/14

Portland, OR – April 10, 2014 – Pacific Northwest College of Art President Tom Manley announced today that Namita Gupta Wiggers is stepping down as Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, operated in partnership with PNCA. Wiggers served for 10 years at the Museum, including overseeing its move to the North Park Blocks and facilitating its partnership with PNCA.

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Fashioning Cascadia: The Social Life of the Garment

Release date: 03/07/14

Portland, OR – March 7, 2014 – Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents Fashioning Cascadia: The Social Life of the Garment, an exhibition that draws from the experience of both designer and wearer to explore the culture of regional fashion, May 9 through October 11, 2014. Fashioning Cascadia: The Social Life of the Garment examines the design, production, circulation, use, and reuse of garments with works by eight Northwest fashion designers and collectives, including: Adam Arnold, Michael Cepress, Anna Cohen and Imperial Stock Ranch, Michelle Lesniak, Carole McClellan, The Portland Collection by Pendleton Woolen Mills, Liza Rietz, and Anna Telcs. Organized by Associate Curator Sarah Margolis-Pineo, the exhibition features spectacular finished garments alongside ephemera to illustrate the behind-the-scenes of the designer’s process.

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Museum of Contemporary Craft Presents Portland Collects: British Ceramics

Release date: 02/14/14

Portland, OR – February 14, 2014 – Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents the exhibition Portland Collects: British Ceramics February 28, 2014 – August 23, 2014. This exhibition, the first of its kind in Portland since 1951, mingles local and global perspectives by examining the relationship between objects and those who collect them. Curated by Nicole Nathan, Curator of Collections and Registrar, Museum of Contemporary Craft, the exhibition will feature approximately 50 works drawn primarily from local collections in the Portland metro area and will include works from the Museum’s permanent collection. British Ceramics will introduce the public to classic ceramic works by Dame Lucie Rie, Michael Cardew, Bernard Leach, and others. This is a unique opportunity to see these works, many of which have never before been publicly exhibited.

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