Museum of Contemporary Craft

Museum of Contemporary Craft (1937-2016), Portland OR

Museum of Contemporary Craft (1937-2016), Portland OR

 
 

Founded in 1937 as Oregon Ceramic Studio

by a group of women volunteers, this organization was one of the oldest of its kind in the US. Known as Contemporary Craft Gallery since 1964, Museum of Contemporary Craft became the new name when the organization was relocated to Portland's Pearl District in 2007. MoCC partnered with Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2009; PNCA closed MoCC in 2016, absorbing its collection and archives into a newly established Center for Art and Culture. 

From 2004-12, I served as the Curator responsible for exhibitions, programming and collections. From 2012-14, I served as the Director | Chief Curator. During my tenure, I curated and organized more than 65 exhibitions, hundreds of programs, and brought international attention to MoCC's curatorial programming. In addition to doubling the size of the collection, I initiated the organization's first publishing program, through which more than a dozen catalogs, commissioned essays, and websites were created as well as dozens of podcasts and videos.