Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today at Museum of Art and Design, April 28 – September 27, 2015


Resilient Chair Frame, ca. 1948-1949. Eva Zeisel, designer Hudson Fixtures USA, manufacturer Chrome-plated tubular steel, 28 1/2 x 26 x 26 1/2 in. (72.4 x 66 x 67.3 cm). Courtesy of Jean Richards


Ruth Asawa Holding a Form-Within-Form Sculpture, 1952 © 2015. Imogen Cunningham Trust. Photo by Imogen Cunningham


Forecast Rug for Alcoa, 1957. Marianne Strengell. Aluminum thread, wool 147 x 66 in. (373.4 x 167.6 cm). Courtesy Senator John Heinz History Center


Hanging #57, ca. 1957. Olga de Amaral. Hand spun wool 87 x 43 in. (221 x 109.2 cm) Museum of Arts and Design; gift of the Dreyfus Foundation, through the American Craft Council, 1989. Photo by Eva Heyd


Transcendence, 1958. Mariska Karasz. Wool, cotton, silk, DMC cotton floss, Lurex fibers, mercerized cotton thread, 59 x 61 1/2 in. (149.9 x 156.2 cm). Museum of Arts and Design; gift of Rosamond Berg Bassett and Solveig Cox, 1992. Photo by Eva Heyd


Tikal, 1958. Anni Albers. Cotton, 30 X 23 (76.2 x 58.4 cm). Museum of Arts and Design; gift of Johnson Wax Company, through the American Craft Council, 1979. Photo by Eva Heyd


Installation of weavings by Lenore Tawney in Woven Forms, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, 1963. Lenore Tawney. Courtesy of American Craft Council. Photo by Ferdinand Boesch


Rocks and Rills, 1966. Mary Walker Phillips. Linen K-32, beach pebbles, 20 x 14 in (50.8 x 35.6 cm). Courtesy Estate of Mary Walker Phillips. Photo by Alain Ekmalian

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Pin, 1964. Margaret De Patta. Sterling silver, beach stones, pebbles; fabricated, 3 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 5/8 in. (8.9 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm). Museum of Arts and Design; gift of Eugene Bielawski, The Margaret De Patta Bequest, through the American Craft Council, 1976. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor

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Sketch in Metal, 1969. Mary Kretsinger. Silver, brass, opal; forged, cast, assembled, 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in. (6.7 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm). Museum of Arts and Design; gift of the Johnson Wax Company, through the American Craft Council, 1977. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor


Untitled #10, 1995. Magdalene Odundo. Earthenware, 21 1/4 x 12 x 12 in. (54 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm). Newark Museum, Purchase 1996 Louis Bamberger, Bequest Fund 96.29. Photo by Richard Goodbody


Wind-Up: Walking the Warp Houston, 2010,  Anne Wilson. Performance and sculpture. Photo by Simon Gentry


Gabriel A. Maher. DE___SIGN (video), 2014. Courtesy of the artist


Surface Tension lamp, 2014. Front Design Metal, soap, LED light 59 1/16 x 1 9/16 in. (150 x 4 cm)


Axor WaterDream / Axor ShowerProducts, 2014. Front Design Copper, brass, 120 x 240 in. (304.8 x 609.6 cm). Courtesy of Hansgrohe/Axor. Photo by Alexander Schneider


Vivian Beer. Anchored Candy No. 7, 2014. Steel, automotive paint, 37 x 80x 20 in. (94 x 203.2 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Wexler Gallery. Photo courtesy of Wexler Gallery


Polly Apfelbaum. Handweavers Pattern Book installation, 2014. Textiles: marker on rayon silk velvet Ceramic beads on embroidery thread. Courtesy of the artist and Clifton Benevento. Photo by Andres Ramirez

Images courtesy Museum of Art and Design