Found in: Exhibitions
Mar 7, 2013 – Sep 21, 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. Pairing writers from a range of disciplines with bowls from the Museum’s collection and public and private collections, this exhibition focuses on writing and thinking about simple, everyday objects. The exhibition will include interactive elements for visitors to handle a variety of bowls, and 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.
Curated by Namita Gupta Wiggers
Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR, 97209 [map]
Free for Museum members; $4 general admission.