Challenging notions of how a museum typically displays its collection, The Living Room re-contextualizes objects from the Museum's collection within a contemporary domestic setting. The exhibition examines a cultural trend in which vintage garage sale finds, mid-century modern classics and craft mingle within the twenty-first century home, resulting in an eclectic mix of historical periods and "high" and "low" art. Periodic changes during the exhibition will highlight different object relationships, as well as the resurgent interest in mid-century modern design, ornamentation and eco-consciousness.
The Living Room
through March 23, 2008
Museum of Contemporary Craft
Portland, OR, USA
Jeannie is a true jack-of-all trades, looks forward to a day gone swimmingly, and finds joy in all things awesome. Brilliant art, rocking the renegade music scene, conjuring up haute designs, other people's hot designs, tasty salad, trashy magazines and unicorns are some of the many things she is passionate about.