Hungarian Applied Arts: Influence of Folk Art in Textiles & Pottery

Created for both function and beauty, and tailored and modified throughout the years to fit the to the ever-changing tastes of society, the exhibited items ranged from industrially mass produced to individually hand crafted items designed and produced primarily in Hungary and the United States.

The exhibition exploresdthe various facets of the influence of folk art in textiles and pottery in applied arts. (Applied art refers to the application of design and aesthetics to objects of function and everyday use.)

The items on display showed a range of design attributes borrowed from the many and various folk art regions of greater Hungary, including Transylvania. The exhibition explored creativity, form and the “look” of works of applied arts as influenced by this rich folk art heritage.

Poster Applied Arts 7-09-sm-rev

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