Crafting Abstraction

  • Address: 175 Biltmore Avenue (temporary location), Asheville, NC 28801
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 828-253-3227
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Crafting Abstraction brings together a selection from the Museum’s Permanent Collection that highlights the importance of craft to the development of modernist abstraction in the United States. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, modernist artists have used abstract forms—geometric and organic—to express immaterial phenomena such as spirituality, gracefulness, vitality, speed, sensuality and emotion. In many of these artworks, the physical attributes of the materials and the processes of hand-making are integral to the ideas and experiences conveyed.