Your Brain on Art
A new book by Ellen Winner argues that art can’t be defined – but it can be better understood by studying the psychological effects it has on viewers.
Zen and the Art of Maker Maintenance
An online resource helps artists take care of their most important tool.
View from the Top
Innovation and new audiences are among new craft leaders’ big priorities.
So You Think You Know Color?
As a Cooper Hewitt exhibition illustrates, it’s more complicated than you might think.
Esprit de Corps
Jeweler Matthieu Cheminée learns from the masters in West Africa.
Planning Your Legacy
What to do with what you make: a legacy planning guide for artists.
The Unvarnished Truth
A career in craft isn’t for cowards, says furniture maker and author Nancy R. Hiller.
The Compound that Sam Built
The craft world lost a giant when Sam Maloof died in 2009, but through the Maloof Foundation, his legacy lives on.
Hot Shop Drama
Glass as a performance medium is blowing up.
Arts in Service
Military patients find real hope in a growing creative therapy program.
The Subterranean Scene
In New York City, you don’t have to visit a museum to see contemporary art – just take the subway.
The New Crew
In an age when less is more, many fear that the end of fine craft collecting is nigh. BBC Antiques Roadshow regular Mark Hill sees the glass half-full: Collecting has changed, but it’s far from finished.
Take a Seat
A new history of chairs finds there’s more than meets the eye – and the bum – in this piece of furniture.
Art Without Art School
“Work Over School: Art from the Margins of the Inside” presents nine self-taught “outsiders” who took alternate routes to mainstream success.
The Invisible Hands
Jenni Sorkin offers a compelling look at three iconic figures of the modern ceramics movement.
Two artists take on the fashion industry with a wink and a jumpsuit.
Leading a craft museum is challenging, the recent closure of the Museum of Contemporary Craft suggests.
Stories in the Cloth
An exhibition and a book of quilts honor 400 years of African American history.