Event With Craftsman Peter Korn: Why We Make Things And Why It Matters, May 4

The 38th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show is still months away, but we’re already giving you a behind the scenes look at the creative process by sponsoring a talk with author, furniture maker and 2014 Craft Show juror Peter Korn. Peter will discuss and sign his book Why We Make Things and Why It Matters at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on May 4. We hope you’ll join us!

Peter Korn Author Talk and Book Signing

Sunday, May 4, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Pelt Auditorium

Service charge applies for ticket reservation ($2.50 museum members/$3.50 non-members); registration required 

Museum admission not required to attend this program.

What does the process of making things reveal to us about ourselves? How do the products of creative work inform society? Peter Korn, Executive Director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine and author of the highly regarded book Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman, is the person to ask. He draws on four decades of hands-on experience to write eloquently, and often poignantly, about the why of craft and the satisfactions of creative work.

Press on Peter Korn’s Why We make Things and Why It Matters:

Boston Globe: A “craftsman writes that the creative process can be a professional journey.”

The New York Times: “We have a certain innate biological character, and I think that working creatively with actual materials — bringing new and meaningful things into the world with your own skills — helps us inhabit our humanity to the fullest.”

Portland Press Herald: “The book is a conversation about what it means to be human, what a good life is and how work fits into that.”

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