The 37th annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried show of fine American crafts that features works from 121 artists representing all facets of contemporary craft and design—basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art and wood. The works will be on display and for sale; serious collectors and casual visitors will find one-of-a-kind works of art in a variety of price ranges.
Produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, the show supports yearly grants to the Smithsonian’s 19 museums and libraries, nine research facilities, traveling exhibits and the National Zoo. This year, NMAfA’s conservation department received one of these grants to help support the conservation treatment of six works of art on paper by Sudanese artists influential in the Khartoum School.
The four-day show and sale will take place April 25–28 at the National Building Museum, located at 401 F St. N.W. in Washington, D.C. On Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 7 p.m., the Craft Show’s “Convo with the Visionary” will feature this year’s Smithsonian Visionary Artist Award-recipient, Joyce J. Scott. Admission is $20 at the door, but discounted tickets are available online. For more information, visit www.smithsoniancraftshow.org.