Located in the Ogden Museum Store, the Center for Southern Craft & Design supports the Museum’s mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South by offering talented Southern artisans and designers a platform from which to showcase and sell their work.
The Center hosts a monthly in-store pop-up as well as a monthly workshop series called Craft Happy Hour. The Center also presents a biannual Artist Spotlight exhibition in atrium casework within the Museum, which showcases leaders in craft fields including jewelry, ceramics, glassworks, woodworks, metalworks and textiles, and highlights the important place of craft at the heart of Southern Art. This series allows visitors to fully engage with and learn about the featured artist and their craft.
Since 2008, the Center has also presented the annual exhibition, Art of the Cup, featuring two cups by each of the selected Southern ceramicists. This exhibition celebrates the aesthetic and design freedom the ceramic medium offers to enhance everyday routine and highlights the diverse methods artisans use to blur the boundaries of form and function.