RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA -- A new exhibition, Sam Maloof Woodworker: Life | Art | Legacy, will open February 14 in the Jacobs Education Center gallery at The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts.
Conceived as part of a year-long celebration of the Maloof Centennial, the exhibition will bring together more than 60 objects including examples of Maloof furniture, drawings, photographs, works of art, documents, video excerpts, ephemera and other items.
Although Maloof furniture has been displayed in dozens of exhibitions over the years at museum venues nationwide, no previous exhibition has been more ambitious in its efforts to chronicle Maloof’s lifelong journey as an artist and craftsperson. The exhibition will be organized thematically in four gallery spaces offering insights into Sam’s art, mentors, innovations and lasting impact.
A new book, Sam Maloof: Thirty-six Views of a Master Woodworker by Fred Setterberg and published by Heyday Books, will accompany the exhibition. A special tour of the exhibition, Maloof Historic Home, and Discovery Garden, will be offered on Wednesday, February 17 as part of Palm Springs Modernism Week 2016.
Craft at Play Exhibition Opens Sunday, March 30
Hand-Crafted Noah's Ark On View at Maloof Foundation; Exhibition Features Arts & Crafts Whimsey from Many Cultures
Runs March 30 - October 30
On the same weekend that movie theatres across the nation expect to be packing in crowds for the opening of the epic Noah, The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts will offer the world premiere showing of an extraordinary handmade wooden model of Noah's Ark.
The ark serves as centerpiece for Craft in Play, a gallery exhibition that celebrates the spirit of play found in the works of artists and craftspeople from a variety of cultures.