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2017/11/09

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show

The Philadelphia Musemum of Art Craft Show | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Open to Public
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is the first ever retail craft show which has been established and organized by a volunteer committee for the benefit of a non-profit institution. It was founded in 1977 and it has become a prototype for successful shows in cities such as Washington D.C., Evanston, Illinois and more. The show takes place in November every year organized annually by the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Women’s Committee together with the Craft Show Committee for the benefit of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Over the last 39 years, since the show has been in existence, it has expanded from showing 125 craft makers to 195 today. The works are selected by a group of experts in the field through a jury process. The show has led the field with its symposia, on-site demonstrations, collections and studio tours, room settings of craft furniture and accessories in addition to student exhibitions. Since 2001 the guest artist program was implemented and through this artists from different countries were able to participate. Until now countries such as Japan, the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Finland, Canada, Israel, Scotland and Lithuania have participated. Korea took part in 2009 and this year marks its second participation.

This year Korea has been chosen as the Guest Country. The organization of the participation is managed by SOLUNA Living, a private organization focusing on Asian arts and crafts, in particular Korean arts and crafts.

Soluna Living is in Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show with 25 artsits and most of them are renown artisans from Korea.

List of artists are available on “Artists” page.