The mission of Portsmouth Historical Society is to, “Champion the history, arts and culture of the Portsmouth Region through acquisitions, preservation, museum exhibitions, programs and publications.” The Portsmouth Historical Society, which celebrated its centennial in 2017, administers two facilities in the west end of the heart of downtown, including Discover Portsmouth—a large historic structure featuring exhibition galleries, a museum shop, and a welcome center, and the historic 1758 John Paul Jones House (pictured) and Garden, a National Historic Landmark that was saved from demolition in 1917, and houses exhibitions of the Society’s permanent collections including Portsmouth memorabilia, furniture, textiles and other material culture. The Society also hosts two other nonprofits under its banner: Portsmouth Advocates, the city’s architectural preservation group; and Portsmouth Marine Society Press, our nonprofit publishing arm which has 38 titles to date.
For 75 years, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen has served as a meeting place for craft and artists in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Now the 7th largest all craft organization in the nation, the Guild reaches more than 100,000 people annually. Located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, our Center of American Craft hosts more than 75 workshops and classes annually, organizes 5 fine craft fairs per year and is home to our beloved Guild Store and Gallery. People are drawn to the Guild by the opportunity to immerse themselves in viewing, making, collecting, and learning about craft. Through innovative exhibitions, enticing craft and fun, diverse programming, the Guild celebrates the handmade legacy.
The Land at Foxfire comprises over 106 acres on which students have relocated 10 authentic pioneer log cabins and built more than a dozen other structures from period materials, following traditional methods of construction. The property is filled with artifacts, tools, and handcrafted housewares, toys and folk art, providing a glimpse into the lives of the people who tamed and thrived in the Appalachian wilderness more than 180 years ago. The Foxfire archive, stored on The Land and at University of Georgia’s Russell Library, features personal recollections of “old timers” from Rabun County as well as the only known recordings of certain Appalachian dialects.
The Ohio Craft Museum is a program of Ohio Designer Craftsmen, presenting five major exhibitions each year featuring fine craft. In addition, we offer educational workshops and events for all ages and levels of experience. Ohio Designer Craftsmen engages and enriches the community through high quality exhibitions, education programs for children and adults, and the professional development of fine craft artists.
Explore the arts of Ohio pottery from the early 1800s to the present. More than 700 stunning examples of pottery from the Weller, Roseville and Rookwood companies, J.B. Owens, Peters and Reed, and other Ohio firms are always on display. Other galleries offer fine American and European paintings, sculpture, historic and studio glass. Asian arts plus temporary exhibitions of contemporary Ohio arts and crafts.
Florida CraftArt is a statewide nonprofit organization in downtown St. Petersburg. It represents Florida’s finest ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media and wood artists in its retail and exhibition galleries. Upstairs in ArtLofts are 20 artists studios.
The Visual Arts Center serves Charlotte County and beyond with two galleries, an extensive arts library, unique gift shop and state-of-the-art pottery studio. It’s our mission to inspire, explore, create and promote the visual arts. Exhibits are always free and open year- round to the public.
108|Contemporary is the only non-profit organization in Oklahoma dedicated exclusively to contemporary fine craft. We are located in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District. We highlight present-day artists who build on the traditional craftwork of their communities. Our hope is to engage all generations and audiences with the world of contemporary fine craft and craft artists.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials.
The Printing Museum is comprised of multiple galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions, a theater, gift shop, and letterpress, bookbinding, lithography, and papermaking studios. Antique printing presses, rare books, prints, and historic newspapers allow you to experience ways that people have used printing technologies to transform our lives. Moments in history–from the invention of paper and moveable type to the struggle for a free press in the young American Republic to important advances in printing and publishing in the 20th century, you will witness how each successive technological innovation was instrumental in leading to a greater exchange of information and ultimately to a more literate society.
El Rancho de las Golondrinas was founded 300 years ago as a paraje — stopping place — on El Camino Real, the Royal Road to Mexico City. Today, it is a one-of-a-kind destination where the past comes to life, and exciting weekend programs are fun for the whole family!
The Lewistown Art Center was established to bring art education and appreciation to our Central Montana communities. Located in the heart of Lewistown’s historic downtown district, this is the only art gallery and learning space of its kind for 100+ miles in any direction! We offer a full spectrum of youth and adult education programs in our Hands On Art classroom and clay studio, and regularly host community events celebrating regional arts and culture. The “Margie Wilkins Gallery” offers rotating exhibits of work by some Montana’s most renowned artists. The public is invited to join us for monthly Artist Receptions. Come meet the artists in person while enjoying complimentary refreshments, and browse the LAC Gift Shop, featuring handmade work by over 150 regional artists and craftspeople.
The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is Missoula County’s history museum. We offer visitors a place to wonder, to reminisce, to learn about our county’s history, and how our community’s past makes Missoula and the nation what it is today.
AMOCA (American Museum of Ceramic Art) champions the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach and studio programming. Founded in 2001 and opened in September 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology.
The Asian Art Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world holding 18,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of history. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity. Asia is not one place. The ideas and ideals that we call Asian are countless and diverse. Some of the works we display pre-date written history. Others were recently created. Many have connections to works from other continents and other millennia. We explore these links, provoking discovery, debate, and inspiration.
Located in an historic building on the heart of Los Angeles’ Museum Row, Contemporary Craft presents exhibitions and programs of craft, folk art and design drawn from international, national and local artists, collectors and museums, as well as from the museum’s own collection. As a true reflection of Los Angeles’ great diversity, the exhibitions and programs presented celebrate numerous cultures around the Globe.
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. MOLAA expands knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American art through its collection, ground-breaking exhibitions, stimulating educational programs and engaging cultural events.