In this gallery, objects come from across the globe and were all made since the 1960s. Many connect in some way to the Studio Craft Movement, a post-war phenomenon that saw artists increasingly looking to traditional craft materials—like fiber, wood, ceramics, metal, and glass—and setting up individual studios. In their studios, these artists produced one-of-a-kind artworks, both functional and non-functional, that masterfully demonstrated the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of craft materials. Today the craft landscape is increasingly interdisciplinary and porous. Artists are expanding its boundaries to include conceptual projects, performance actions, experimentation with new technologies, and works in craft media that critique traditional definitions of craft.
The Farago Gallery is one of eight contemporary galleries that opened in 2011 as part of the dynamic Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. These galleries present innovative approaches to the exhibition of contemporary art within the context of the Museum’s encyclopedic collections, offering new perspectives and encouraging connections between art of the present and past.