About the Class
Fine art, craft, and design often overlap in exciting ways. Many artists trained in painting and sculpture also create furniture, wallpaper, and other functional products. Spanning the 18th to 20th centuries, this course considers the changing relationships between art and craft. African sculpture, European and American metalwork, Pennsylvania furniture, and Native American pottery and textiles from the Barnes collection provide rich examples. We will also explore ceramics by filmmaker Jean Renoir in relation to paintings by his father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in advance of our upcoming exhibition.
Tannenbaum is a contemporary art curator. Her past work includes organizing numerous exhibitions connecting the visual and fine arts with craft and design at Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art and the Rhode Island School of Design.