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Our craft timeline continues to grow. We've recently added eight new entries and a handful of new images.

The opening of The Egg and The Eye gallery in Los Angeles was added to 1965. This gallery (and omelet restaurant) was the first, and for many years the only, west coast gallery devoted to craft. It later morphed into the Craft and Folk Art Museum.

The 80s got two additions: the start of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund in 1985 and the first issue of Hand Papermaking in 1986.

Three events were added to the 90s. The 100th anniversary of the Society of Arts and Crafts in 1997 was a substantial landmark for the oldest non-profit craft organization in the U.S. 1993's exhibition "Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects" exhibition was one of the first major exhibitions of African American craft art. 1998's Liza Lou exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art was an important event for the bead artist whose breathtaking installations took the better part of a decade to complete.

Betty Woodman's solo retrospective at the Met in 2006 was the first solo show for a living ceramist at the museum, bring important recognition to the ceramic and craft world.

We also added some images to the 1973 Craft and Folk Art Museum entry. Taken in late 70s Los Angeles, a couple of years after the museum opened, the pictures show the original look of the building, groovy clothing, and wooly mammoths (the museum is across the street from famous La Brea Tar Pits).

We love getting submissions and feedback for the timeline. Please send an e-mail to [email protected] with any events we should include.

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