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Objects

Explore objects from Craft in America curated exhibitions. Some of these collections have been exhibited at the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles, some traveled to museums and craft centers around the country, and some are unique to this site, gathered together here for you to discover and enjoy.

Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers

Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers features rare treasures made by soldiers on active duty, as well as historic documentation of the Army Arts and Crafts Program... MORE »

Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans

This exhibition, inspired by the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, is the first major exhibition to explore the powerful role that craft has played as a channel for creativity... MORE »

Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans (WWII–Present)

This exhibition, inspired by the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, is the first major exhibition to explore the powerful role that craft has played as a channel for creativity... MORE »

California Handmade: State of the Arts

California Handmade: State of the Arts is an exhibition of innovative sculpture, furniture, textiles, jewelry and decorative arts by more than 80 visionary California artists... MORE »

California Masters: State of the Arts

California Masters: State of the Arts is an exhibition of twelve preeminent artists from across California who exemplify leadership in contemporary craft... MORE »

Craft in America: Looking Back

Craft in America: Looking Back showcases work from artists featured in the Craft in America series... MORE »

Music: Handmade Instruments from the Episode

MUSIC: Handmade Instruments from the Episode showcases the handwork of craftsmen who make the distinctive sounds of America possible... MORE »

Passing it on: From Bernard Leach to Jeff Oestreich to the Midwest and Beyond

Passing it on: From Bernard Leach to Jeff Oestreich to the Midwest and Beyond showcases work by acclaimed potter Jeff Oestreich and the circle of artists... MORE »

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