Modern and Contemporary Craft from the Indiana University Art Museum: Recent Acquisitions

September 26 to December 13, 2009

This small exhibition features works in metal, fiber, ceramic, and glass. While tracing the development of craft from the post-World War II period to the present, the exhibition also highlights Indiana University’s historic commitment to collecting and exhibiting craft works. All twenty-five objects on display, acquired by the museum between 1998 and 2008, are by internationally recognized and Indiana University-affiliated artists, including Alma Eikerman, Karl Martz, George Rickey, and Marguerite Wildenhain. This exhibition and related brochure are supported by Ann and Rusty Harrison, the Class of 1958 Curatorial Endowment for Western Art after 1800, and the IU Art Museum’s Arc Fund.

Image: Karl Martz (American, 1912–1997). Dish, 1952. Earthenware. Gift of Dr. Steven Conant, IU Art Museum 99.22