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The Museum of Contemporary Craft, which opened its doors in 1937, is co-managed by the Pacific Northwest college of Art. It is dedicated to promoting the role of contemporary craft & design in society as well as providing support to the arts by featuring dynamic exhibitions and other public programs. The museum?s two-floor galleries cover over 4,500 square feet of space and feature both permanent and changing exhibits. Also found at the museum is the aptly named ?Gallery?, in which excellent works of art and crafts are sold. Majority of products sold here came from the best artists and craftsmen of the country and made from different kinds of materials like wood, ceramics, metal, glass, and fiber.

The museum is the country?s longest running craft institution and was originally known as the Oregon Ceramic Studio. The first pieces of its collection were donations from the Works Progress Administration. Today, it?s one of the best known attractions in the Pearl District and is frequently selected as the venue for many lectures, seminars, and hands-on demonstrations.
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