Date & Time
Thursday, June 6, 2013 6:00 pm
to 7:30 pm
Venue
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main Street. Houston, Texas 77002

Please join HCCC for a members-only private exhibition tour and reception with Ethan Lasser, curator of of The Tool at Hand. HCCC members are invited to mix and mingle with Lasser, who is the Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art at Harvard Art Museums; the HCCC Board of Directors; and each other over refreshments and snacks.

Become an HCCC Member between now and June 5th, and you’ll automatically be added to the event guest list. If you’re an existing member, please email events@crafthouston.org to RSVP.

About Ethan Lasser
Ethan Lasser is the former curator of the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a research institute committed to advancing progressive scholarship in American art through exhibitions, publications, teaching, and public programming. During his tenure, Lasser reinstalled the foundation’s permanent galleries at the Milwaukee Art Museum, a 13,000-square-foot exhibition space for American paintings and decorative arts. He also served as adjunct professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he initiated the Object Lab, a summer program for undergraduates focused on teaching American art and craft history through hands-on research with artifacts. In the spring of 2011, the Chipstone Foundation invited 16 contemporary artists to participate in the Object Lab by making a work of art with one tool alone. The resulting exhibition, The Tool at Hand, features a variety of creative and witty artworks, presented together with images of the tools used to craft them and a short explanatory video produced by each artist.

In September of 2012, Lasser joined the Harvard Art Museums as the Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art in the institution’s Division of European and American Art. The Harvard Art Museums, among the world’s leading art institutions, comprise three museums and four research centers. The Museums are distinguished by the range and depth of their collections, their groundbreaking exhibitions, and the original research of their staff. The collections include approximately 250,000 objects in all media, ranging in date from antiquity to the present and originating in Europe, North America, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. Integral to Harvard University and the wider community, the art museums and research centers serve as resources for students, scholars, and other visitors. Lasser graduated magna cum laude from Williams College and holds a PhD in art history from Yale University.

Above, from left to right: Ethan Lasser. Photo courtesy Ethan Lasser and Harvard Art Museums. Mark Lindquist, “Dowel Bowl,” 2011. Dowels and glue. Photo courtesy the artist.

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4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

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