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Shows to See: Focus on the Book, British Studio Ceramics, and More

Here at, we keep tabs on all kinds of shows, exhibitions, and opportunities to connect with craft. We publish a curated selection of these events - "Shows to See" - in every issue of our print magazine. Drawn from that list, here are five New-Year-ready picks for the month of January. Go if you can.

CA / San Francisco
Museum of Craft and Folk Art
Volver: Mexican Folk Art into Play (to Jan. 16)
In celebration of Mexico's bicentennial anniversary of independence and the centennial of the revolution, this exhibition focuses on contemporary works and traditional crafts using popular folk-art processes and materials.

IL / Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Contemporary Fiber Art (to Feb. 7)
The inaugural show of the reopened Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries examines how fiber art has developed since the mid-20th century.

ME / Rockport
Messler Gallery
Contemporary Maine Wood Sculpture (to Feb. 4)
A curated exhibition on the campus of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

NC / Charlotte
Mint Museum Uptown
Contemporary British Studio Ceramics (to Mar. 13)
Focused on Diane and Marc Grainer's collection, this is the first comprehensive survey of contemporary British studio ceramics in the United States.

OR / Portland
Museum of Contemporary Craft
Object Focus: The Book (to Feb. 26)
Exploring the book as an object that defies the boundaries of art, craft, and design.


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