Museum Exhibitions

Crafting Memory
Allied Craftsmen of San Diego

July 3 - August 29, 2021

Featuring works by members of the guild, Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, this exhibition explores the uniquely intangible aspects of memory. The artists in this show work in a variety of craft media, using their artwork as an entry point into the larger conversation about personal, cultural, or collective memories.

Established in 1947, the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego remains one of the oldest continuously operating craft guilds in the country. Building on a vision ahead of its time, the Allied Craftsmen work to redefine the boundaries of traditional and contemporary craft.

Participating artists:

Warren Bakley, Beston Barnett, David Browne, Judith Christensen, Ellen Fager, David Fobes, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Erik Gronborg, Joanne Hayakawa, Paul Henry, Josh Herman, Jeff Irwin, Ashley Kim, YC Kim, Linda Litteral, Viviana Lombrozo, Lisa Maher, Wendy Maruyama, Sheila Moran, Cheryl Nickel, Kathy Nida, Norma Pizarro, Kerianne Quick, Gail Schneider, Ross Stockwell, Mary Cale Wilson, Minako Yamane-Lee

Pattern & Place

July 3 - August 29, 2021

This exhibition highlights the patterns that are found in architecture and design throughout the Middle East. Artists Dina Abdulkarim, Doris Bittar, and Joyce Dallal explore the regional traditions of pattern through a contemporary lens. The resulting artworks encourage the viewer to question what they think they know about the Middle East, as well as reflect on the traditions of home.

Pattern & Place was adapted from mash, an exhibition curated by LA-based artist and curator Mark Steven Greenfield and shown at SoLA Contemporary in Los Angeles.

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Monday – Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11AM – 8PM

Thursday – Saturday: 11AM – 5PM

Sunday: 1PM – 5PM

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Youth under 18: FREE

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