September 11, 2007–January 6, 2008

Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis

The Art of Conceptual Craft. Selections from the Wornick Collection

Encompassing works of art in a variety of media, this exhibition features nearly 120 highlights from the distinguished collection of Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick of California. Beginning in 1985, the Wornicks assembled a major collection of contemporary decorative arts, primarily by American artists but also including European, Australian, and Asian artists. The collection features sculptural pieces primarily created after 1980 and represents a coming of age of the studio craft movement in America and across the world.

The exhibition, on view in the Foster Gallery, includes sculptural wood objects by artists including David Ellsworth and Michelle Holzapfel, important ceramics by Michael Lucero and Sergei Isupov, and glass works by Marvin Lipofsky and Richard Jolley. Furniture, metalwork, sculpture, and fiber art round out the collection.


Official hotel sponsor is Millenium Bostonian Hotel.