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April 2, 2004 – January 23, 2005
Museum: Renwick Gallery
Location: Special Exhibition Gallery, 1st Floor
Drawn from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection of studio furniture, this exhibition features 58 one-of-a-kind, custom-designed works, both functional and whimsical, created by 47 artists mostly from 1990 to the present. The works range from the elegant furniture of Sam Maloof to the bold, colorful works of Richard Ford and include Wendell Castle's Ghost Clock and Kim Schmahmann's Bureau of Bureaucracy. Other artists represented are John Cederquist, Stephen Courtney, Jacob Cress, Alphonse Mattia, and Rosanne Somerson.