Pacific Northwest College of Art
Museum of Contemporary Craft

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Object Focus: The Bowl, Reflect + Respond

Mar 7, 2013 – Aug 3, 2013



Objects that occupy daily lives can be some of the most challenging to present, analyze and consider in a museum environment. The second in the Object Focus series, this exhibition focuses on an archetypal cultural form: the bowl. Commonplace and familiar, the bowl can range from utilitarian to decorative, functional to conceptual. Reflect+Respond, will pair objects from local collections and the MoCC archive with short narratives written by individuals from a range of disciplines. The words of chefs, anthropologists, and poets will appear alongside those of critics, makers, and curators, all extolling on the art and craft of the bowl in its myriad incarnations. This portion of Object Focus will welcome visitors to contribute their own reflections on the bowl inspired by a work on display or by an object in your collection at home. Reflect + Respond provides space for collective thoughts and responses in writing to help build fresh perspectives on this powerful, yet often overlooked form. The exhibition will be unveiled and dismantled in two phases.

View responses to Object Focus: The Bowl on the exhibition’s blog: ObjectFocusBowl.Tumblr.com

Curated by Namita Gupta Wiggers



Museum of Contemporary Craft

724 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR, 97209   [map]

Free for Museum members; $4 general admission.


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