Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show Celebrates 48th Year

PHIADELPHIA, PA—The 48th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) Contemporary Craft Show is set to dazzle attendees with a unique collaboration featuring 24 guest artists from Italy. This exciting partnership with Italiano Plurale will showcase exceptional talent in ceramics, glass, jewelry, and woodworking, adding a new dimension to the show's renowned display of American craftsmanship.

This year's event is from November 14th - November 17th. At the Pennsylvania Convention Center promises to be an unforgettable celebration of contemporary craft and design. Alongside the 195 American artists meticulously selected through a rigorous jury process, the Italian guest artists will bring a fresh perspective and cultural diversity to the show.

A Legacy of Supporting Craft and Artistry:

The PMA Craft Show, organized by the dedicated Women's Committee, has raised over $14 million since its inception in 1977. These funds have supported various programs, projects, and craft acquisitions at the museum. They also provide a crucial platform for emerging and established artists to gain recognition and expand their careers.

A New Chapter of International Collaboration:

Including guest artists from Italy marks a significant milestone for the Craft Show, fostering a global exchange of artistic traditions and perspectives. This collaboration, delayed since 2020 due to the pandemic, is a testament to the show's commitment to innovation and inclusivity.

Kristine Christensen, Show Chair, expressed her excitement: "We are thrilled to welcome guest artists from Italy to the Craft Show. Their exceptional talent and mastery in their craft disciplines will undoubtedly elevate the show, and we are eager to share their unique perspectives with our audience."

Expanding the Spectrum of Craft:

In addition to the Italian artists, the show will also introduce a special studio art quilt booth organized by the Studio Art Quilt Associates. This collective will showcase a diverse selection of art quilts juried and sold at the show, adding another layer of artistic expression to the event.

A Community United by Craft:

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show has always been more than just a marketplace; it's a community of artists, collectors, and enthusiasts who share a passion for contemporary craft. This year's event promises to be even more enriching and inspiring, with its unique blend of American and Italian artistry.

Don't Miss Out:

Mark your calendars for November 14th-16th and join the celebration of human connection through the art of contemporary craft at the 48th Annual PMA Contemporary Craft Show. For more information and updates, follow the show on social media or visit their website.

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