‘Taking the ‘s’ Out of Craft’ @ KMAC

Through March 24

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
715 W. Main St. • 589-0102

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and Aegis, U of L’s graduate student association, have teamed up to present an exhibition and symposium discussing the distinctions between craft and fine art. “Art. Craft. At some point in history, a hierarchical distinction was made between these two terms,” say the Aegis curators. “While both are used to describe an object created by a skilled person, craft is often allocated to functional products that seemingly lack the creativity of art.” The Aegis symposium is Saturday. In addition to student presentations, the keynote speaker will be Lydia Matthews, from Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City, who will discuss “Craft Matters: Exchanging Knowledge in the Wake of Globalization.” It’s free and open to the public, but registration is required. —Jo Anne Triplett

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