Organization Profile

Museum of Contemporary Craft

Museum of Contemporary Craft is one of Portland's oldest cultural institutions and its new iteration is poised to bring greater awareness to the organization’s rich seventy-year legacy. Founded in 1937 by a group of extraordinary women dedicated to the cultivation of craft, the Oregon Ceramic Studio (precursor to Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery, and Museum of Contemporary Craft) provided a market for artists while elevating awareness and appreciation of Oregon art. As it moves forward on a more ambitious trajectory than ever, Museum of Contemporary Craft will continue to be guided by the core goals of the organization's founders - to present excellence in contemporary craft, to support artists and their work, to connect the community directly with artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of craft, and to expand the audience that values craft and its makers.

Civic & Community
724 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR, 97209