Carnegie Museum of Art Presents Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass, and Wood

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PITTSBURGH, PA.- Carnegie Museum of Art opened of the Balcony Gallery. Formerly known as the Treasure Room, this newly renovated exhibition space located off of the Hall of Sculpture balcony showcases the museum’s rich and diverse collection of decorative arts objects, with an emphasis on Modernist and contemporary design and craft. The Balcony Gallery opens with the inaugural exhibition Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass, and Wood, focusing on the materials, forms, and techniques used in the 20th and 21st centuries to create stunning handmade objects inspired by functional traditions. Many of the works on display reflect the strength of the museum’s permanent collection of American craft. Also debuting in the Balcony Gallery (and simultaneously in nearby galleries) are more than 30 recent acquisitions in contemporary craft and nearly two dozen major promised gifts from the collection of