The Museum of
Founded in 1937, Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art is a vibrant center for investigation and dialogue that helps expand the definition and exploration of craft.
Through dynamic exhibitions and provocative public programming, supported by the Museum’s collection and archives, the Museum advances the conversation on the role of craft and design in contemporary culture while at the same time honoring the history of the studio craft movement.
The exhibition galleries, 4500 square feet on two floors, at any time feature multiple exhibitions that look to the present, future, and past of craft through the focused viewpoint of today. Along with featuring some of the leading contemporary national and international artists, exhibitions frequently draw from the rich archives of the Museum’s collection, a public legacy of over 1000 objects that documents the active role of both the Museum and the Pacific Northwest in the evolution of craft over the last seven decades.
In addition to the exhibitions on view, the Museum experience is complemented by The Gallery Store at Museum of Contemporary Craft—one of the primary destinations in the Pacific Northwest for purchasing exceptional contemporary crafts. The Gallery Store represents craft artists from across the nation working in ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber, and mixed media. Gallery Store artists routinely visit the Museum for public gallery talks and hands on demonstrations.
Museum of Contemporary Craft is located on Portland’s North Park Blocks, just a few blocks away from PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design at the 511 Building.
Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209