70 Years of Making: The Timeline

70 Years of Making: The Timeline

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We're celebrating America's handmade history and our own with a timeline of 70 years of craft history.

Great moments in craft: That's what we set out to capture when we decided to mark American Craft's 70th anniversary with a 70-year timeline of making in the United States. But set aside any ideas you might have of a linear chronology with clear-cut categories and tidy edges. What we found, working with 16 contributors and (literally) a library of reference books, is a fascinating tangle of people, institutions, exhibitions, technologies, economic history, and culture - high and low. We tried to capture the gloriously messy interplay of events as well as the visual vibrancy of the past seven decades. But this is a work in progress. We hope you'll help us build the ultimate craft timeline.

VIEW OUR 70 YEARS OF MAKING INTERACTIVE TIMELINE >>

P.S. Check out our additional blogs, submission guidelines, and added features. We'll also be updating the timeline once a month or so as your suggestions roll in. Feedback? Send a note to [email protected]. Enjoy!