Shelter is universally identified as a basic human right, yet refuge and protection are out of reach for millions of people worldwide. How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter provides a forum for craft artists responses to issues of shelter global and local, public and private.
Shelter, like all of Contemporary Craft’s socially engaged art experiences, aims to create awareness and open dialogue around an urgent social issue. The exhibition will validate the human experience by showcasing art infused with personal stories and perspectives, and will demonstrate that art-making is a vehicle for open communication, healing, and compassion.
Access the Shelter Online Catalogue.
Access the Shelter Curriculum Guide.
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home has travelled to:
Shelter at the Museum of Art Fort Collins
January 17 – March 14, 2020
Fort Collins, Colorado
Shelter at the Springfield Museum of Art
January 19, 2019 – June 1, 2019
Shelter at Chazen Museum of Art at University of Wisconsin-Madison
November 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Shelter at the Ohio Craft Museum
July 22, 2018 – October 4, 2018
IMAGE: Holly Grace, Round Mountain Hut, 2016. Photo Credit: David McArthur of Parallax Photography.
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home is made possible by the Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Staunton Farm Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Fine Foundation, the Brooks Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee, and Cohen & Grigsby. Media sponsored by 90.5 WESA, 91.3 WYEP, and NEXTpittsburgh.