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    The Art Institute of Chicago  (Chicago, IL)

    Kate Swisher (Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, University of Delaware, M.A., August 2013) 

    To focus on researching and cataloging the American Art department’s permanent collection of studio and contemporary craft in all media (wood, glass, ceramics, and silver) and contribute research to a “Chicago Design” exhibition project that will uncover craftspeople working in the burgeoning studio movement in and around Chicago during the mid-twentieth century. 

    John Michael Kohler Arts Center  (Sheboygan, WI)

    Emily Schlemowitz (City University of New York, Hunter College , M.A., Art History, May 2013) 

    To work closely with curatorial and exhibitions staff, assisting with research in preparation for the 2014 Arts/Industry exhibition and publication, compile oral and written histories about the residency program, determine photography needs, update collections and photography records, and assist with exhibition planning.

    Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution  (Washington, DC)

    Aram Han (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A. Fiber and Material Studies, 2013) 

    To contribute to a digital exhibition that tells the story of studio craft in the United States through primary source materials and learn how to identify and contextualize significant primary source documents and oral history excerpts with guidance from the Curator of Manuscripts and the Terra Foundation Project Manager for Online Scholarly and Educational Initiatives. 

    Tennessee State Museum  (Nashville, TN)

    Sharon Price Fairbanks (University of Memphis, M.A. History, Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies)

    To assist museum personnel in cataloging, photographing, and storing over 100 quilts dating from the mid-19th century to the present, identify patterns, textile types, and construction techniques in the quilts during cataloging, and observe and learn national best practices in textile handling and storage.



    Study Confirms Affordable Housing and Studio Need for Artists/Creatives in Asheville; Proposes Solutions

    In 2015, The Center for Craft, in partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, commissioned Minneapolis-based Artspace Consulting to conduct a preliminary feasibility assessment and report as the first step towards developing affordable space solutions for artists and the creative sector in Asheville, North Carolina. Artspace Consulting recently submitted their preliminary feasibility assessment findings, which confirm the need for affordable housing and workspaces for artists and creatives.


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