Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Foundation Department at Tyler School of Art presents:

“What We Learned: Janet Koplos & Bruce Metcalf
Discuss Writing a History of American Craft.”

Join us as co-authors Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf discuss the writing of their upcoming book "Makers: A History of American Studio Craft" (University of North Carolina Press). Their book has been identified as the number one priority in advancing craft in academia and the curatorial world.

Janet Koplos is a senior editor at Art in America, where she has been since 1990. Since 1976 she has published more than 2,000 articles, art reviews and essays internationally. Among other texts, she is the author of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture (New York, Abbeville Press, 1991) and The Unexpected (Museum Het Kruithuis, the Netherlands, 1997).

Bruce Metcalf has been described as the "Socratic gadfly of metalsmithing" by art historian Sean Licka. He received his MFA from Tyler School of Art in 1977. He has contributed to a number of craft theory anthologies, including Exploring Contemporary Craft (Coach House Books, 2002) and NeoCraft: Modernity and the Crafts (Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, 2007). He has received two NEA Visual Artists Fellowships, three Ohio Arts Council Fellowships, a Fulbright Teaching & Research Fellowship, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. His jewelry has been exhibited internationally, and has been published in a number of books on contemporary studio jewelry. Metcalf’s work is held in numerous public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design in New York and the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008, 6:30pm
Tyler School of Art: President’s Hall Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Foundation Department at Tyler School of Art
For information: 215-782-2894 /

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