On View> Craft Spoken Here at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Rebecca Medel's "The One, 1985." (Courtesy PMA)

Rebecca Medel's "The One, 1985." (Courtesy PMA)

Craft Spoken Here
Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Philadelphia, PA
Through August 12

Since it was founded in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has collected and exhibited crafts; the collection today includes 20th- and 21st-century works from across the globe. With Craft Spoken Here, the Museum presents the medium of crafting as a common language of technique, material, and form that defies cultural boundaries and historical categorization. Drawing from the museum’s collection as well as works on loan from artists and private collections, the exhibition will include some 40 works by acclaimed and lesser-known craftsman alike, with contemporary pieces from 1960 to the present, including The One, 1985 by Rebecca Medel (above). Representing the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe with works in ceramic, glass, metal, wood, lacquer, paper, and fiber, the works on display show the breadth of the medium and highlight the qualities of craft that transcend culture and time.

2 Responses to “On View> Craft Spoken Here at the Philadelphia Museum of Art”

  1. dodie orosco says:

    The One – truly an spiritual, inspirational work. Ms. Medel has captured the essence of space, and lighting from “within” – this work emphatically showcases her work. What a magnificent piece~!!!

  2. Kathy Krucker says:

    It would be wonderful to see this piece in person. I don’t think a photo even comes close to “The One” portrays. This is an amazing piece of art by Rebecca Medal – a leader in world of fiber art.

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