Anni Albers spooling thread, n.d.

Crafted at Black Mountain: Skill, De-Skill, and Contemporary Art Practice

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This panel considers emergent practices against the backdrop of Black Mountain College’s legacy of highly skilled workmanship. The panel—organized and moderated by Jenni Sorkin, assistant professor, UC Santa Barbara—includes Wendy Kaplan, head of decorative arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Helen Molesworth, chief curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Jenelle Porter, independent curator; and Andrew Perchuk, deputy director, Getty Research Institute. 

Support for programming related to Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 is provided by Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.