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Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


Museum of Contemporary Craft (map) Northwest
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through July 30 2011


To commemorate its 75th anniversary, the Museum of Contemporary Craft has chosen to present a retrospective of weaver Laurie Herrick, an artist whose evolution parallels that of the institution itself. Beginning in the 1940s until her death in 1995, Herrick responded to the social upheavals in and outside the world of art and craft through her weaving, spanning the transformation of popular thinking about craft's potential to graduate beyond the making of practical objects as a respected mode of artistic expression. Herrick dealt specifically with this still-ongoing battle for legitimacy in her particular field of textile arts, while Portland's institution makes the argument for craft as a greater whole—both share the struggle to preserve themselves in the annals of an art historical culture that tends to blind itself to regional contributions outside that of New York City. MARJORIE SKINNER

Museum of Contemporary Craft

724 NW Davis, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Tue–Sun 11am-6pm, Thu 11am-8pm

Venue Hours
  • Tue–Sun 11am-6pm, Thu 11am-8pm
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This event is in the past.
  • Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through July 30 2011
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