AIC23 PP - Navigating the Secondary American Craft Market Through the Lens of Objects: USA (1969)

Session Description

It has been more than fifty years since Objects: USA introduced the public to the American studio craft movement with a travelling exhibition featuring works by more than 300 artists which visited dozens of American museums. I will discuss the latest market and institutional developments in American craft including furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry and textiles. The accompanying catalogue has remained influential to this day, becoming a Bible of sorts for the community of American craft historians, collectors, curators, gallerists, Instagram dealers, and auction house experts. In 2023, American museums continue to unpack the American modern craft movement with exhibitions that blur the boundaries of "fine art" and "craft." Numerous artists featured in Objects: USA have been rediscovered, especially women and artists of color. There has been a corresponding ripple effect on the secondary market, especially for ceramic artists such as Toshiko Takaezu, Doyle Lane and Ruth Duckworth.


James Zemaitis | Director of Museum Relations | R & Company

Continuing Education

Review of this session recording will award 1 CE hour. 

CPE credit is not awarded for this pre-recorded offering. 


Session Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Course Certificate
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available Open certificate for the option to print.