The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture is the steward of PNCA's collection and the 1,300+ piece permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
As of May 2017, you can now search through a digital archive of all 1,300+ pieces in the Contemporary Craft Collection. Access the Collection Browser here:
The collection, which represents 75+ years of craft and design works, is strongest in ceramics, particularly mid-century works by artists early in their careers, including Peter Voulkos, Robert Sperry, Patti Warashina, and Frances Senska.
Thanks to its origins as a working studio in the 1930s, the collection holds a large number of early-career works from artists of both regional and international significance. Now held by the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art, it has been cataloged here to facilitate access to students and the public alike. The full extent of the museum’s historic and archival material is also held in the archives at PNCA. For research inquiries, please contact the Albert Solheim Library.
Selected highlights include: ceramics by Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Lucie Rie, Finn Lyngaard, Toshiko Takaezu; wood by Bob Stocksdale; glass by Lino Tagliapietra, Dominic Labino, Ben Moore, Joe Feddersen; textiles by Jack Lenor Larsen, Helen Bitar; jewelry by Kiff Slemmons, Kate Wagle, and Ramona Solberg.
Exhibitions from the collection are on view in the Center's Collections Studies Lab.
And each year a Graduate Candidate from one of the six graduate programs of PNCA's Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies will be named the artist-in-residence of the Collections Studies Lab. This artist will work with Permanent Collection and Teaching Collections to curate exhibitions, generate scholarship, and facilitate workshops.