Craft Capital Symposium

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Craft Capital Symposium

November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Each year, CraftNOW hosts a symposium to provide a platform for critical discourse in contemporary craft. A half day of talks and moderated discussions is being planned surrounding the theme Craft Capital with the definition of “capital” interpreted broadly for its relation to place, economics, resources, prominence, etc. and as it relates to CraftNOW’s upcoming publication Craft Capital: Philadelphia’s Cultures of Making.

Michelle Millar Fisher will be the 2019 keynote as one of the contributing authors for the publication and for her recent role as the Louis C. Madeira IV Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fisher’s recent exhibition Designs for Different Futures will concurrently be on view at the PMA and she was recently named Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

This event is free and open to the public.

This program has been made possible with funding from the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with additional sponsorship support from Rago Auction and the American Craft Council.

An RSVP will be required to attend the networking lunch – click here

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