Red ceramic vessel by Cliff Lee. Lee is among the artists featured at the 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show, April 26 - 29, at the National Building Museum.
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The 36th annual Smithsonian Craft Show, presented by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, features 120 premier American artists whose works represent 12 types of media: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art and wood. Serious collectors and casual visitors will find one-of-a-kind works of art in all price ranges.
For the first time, the show will highlight Asian cultural influence on American crafts. The show seeks to engage the public through educational and artistic components that complement the theme “Asian Influence/American Design.” Many of today’s top U.S. artists creating cutting-edge art are reconnecting American modernism to its roots in Asian culture.
The four-day show and sale takes place April 26–29 at the National Building Museum, which is located at 401 F St. N.W. in Washington, D.C. Admission is $20 at the door, but discounted tickets are available at https://smithsonianassociates.org/craftshow. Thursday, April 26, from 5 to
8 p.m. is “Friends Night Out” at the Craft Show. Tickets are $25 and include a signature cocktail created by a Washington mixologist.
Admission to the Smithsonian Craft Show includes:
The Smithsonian Craft Show is produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee. Since 1966, the Committee has awarded more than $12 million in competitive grants funded from proceeds of the craft shows to the Smithsonian’s 19 museums and galleries, nine research facilities, traveling exhibits and the National Zoo. For more information, visit http://www.smithsoniancraftshow.org.
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