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Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Craft in America: Memory”

7 – 9 pm
Films

Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speakers and short conversations about the film following the screening. The first episode in the PBS series Craft in America, “Memory” takes a personal tour through craft’s history in the United State, beginning with the pioneers of the field. This episode juxtaposes the intimate stories of some of the country’s most prominent craft artists against the larger historical context of craft itself. Featuring woodworker Sam Maloof, basket maker Mary Jackson, furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett, blacksmith Tom Joyce and Wasco basket maker Pat Courtney Gold. (NR, 53 minutes). A tour of the exhibition follows. CRAFT IN AMERICA explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its defining role in the legacy of our nation’s rich cultural heritage.