In the spring of 2023, Nationalmuseum will present an exhibition showing American crafts, from the 1950s up until today. Everything from small pieces of jewelry to chairs and impressive wall pieces and textiles. The collection of objets have been assembled by gallerist and curator Helen Drutt.
Nationalmuseum has invited Helen Drutt, pioneering educator, gallerist and curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts since the 1960s, to assemble a collection of objects drawn from the field of “American Crafts”. The selection of 83 works from the 1950s until today will enrich Nationalmuseum’s collections and will provide a possibility to look at American Crafts in the Nordic context.
The collection includes objects by prominent American designers such as Jill Bonovitz, Nancy Carman, Anne Currier, Michael Hurwitz and Jere Osgood, i.e. American artists, or artists who emigrated and formed their practice in America and date from the 1950s until today. The scale of the objects varies from small pieces of jewelry to chairs and impressive wall pieces and textiles.
The objects have been gifted to The American Friends of the Nationalmuseum of Sweden Foundation, whose mission is to foster and support understanding and appreciation of art and design, and to support Nationalmuseum.