Tyler Faculty Included in Smithsonian’s “40 Under 40” Show

Tyler School of Art is proud to announce that two of our adjunct faculty members, Bohyun Yoon, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Glass and Joshua DeMonte, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Metals/Jewelry/Cad-Cam, have been included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition “40 under 40: Craft Futures.”  Additionally, Josh graduated from Tyler with both his BFA & MFA in  Metals/Jewelry/Cad-Cam.  We are so proud to have such esteemed young faculty teaching the next generation of artists at Tyler.

From the Smithsonian Press Release:
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has selected the 40 artists who will be featured in its upcoming exhibition “40 under 40: Craft Futures” that will be on view at its Renwick Gallery from July 20, 2012, through Feb. 3, 2013. Nicholas R. Bell, curator at the museum’s Renwick Gallery, selected the artists and is organizing the exhibition.

All of the artists in “40 under 40” were born since 1972, the year the museum’s contemporary craft and decorative arts program was established at its, branch museum, the Renwick Gallery. The exhibition investigates evolving notions of craft within traditional media such as ceramics and metalwork, as well as in fields as varied as sculpture, industrial design, installation art, fashion design, sustainable manufacturing and mathematics. The range of disciplines represented illustrates new avenues for the handmade in contemporary culture.

“40 under 40: Craft Futures” is presented in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery. The museum intends to acquire artworks by every artist in the exhibition for the permanent collection, to mark the anniversary. The exhibition will tour nationally after it closes in Washington, D.C.

“When the Renwick Gallery opened in 1972, it introduced a new generation of artists to the American public,” said Elizabeth Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “I am excited that we are poised now to introduce to the museum’s community these 40 young artists who will inspire a new generation of craft enthusiasts and collectors.”

Image Credit: Video Stills from Bohyun Yoon Sound of Glass Instrument (2004) Color video with sound, 4 minutes  Courtesy of Bohyun Yoon

To see more work, visit Bohyun Yoon’s Website or Joshua DeMonte’s Website.


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