Oregon College of Art and Craft to Close in May • American Craft Council 2019-05-24T15:26:38+00:00

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Photo: A painting class in Julia Hoffman’s studio prior to 1896.

Abby McGehee, Oregon College of Art and Craft to Close in May | American Craft Council. [online] American Craft Council.

“May 19, 2019, will mark the last commencement of Oregon College of Art and Craft. After many years of attempted restructuring, program development, and austerity measures, its board determined that the college was no longer financially viable and decided to terminate the degree program at the end of this academic year.

The college originated as an Arts and Crafts Society, founded by Julia Hoffman in 1907. In 1979, the society (now a school), transferred to the present location in southwest Portland on land donated by Howard and Jean Vollum. The BFA program began in 1994, and graduate programs were subsequently added. Through all of its incarnations, OCAC has always privileged craft as a philosophy and a pedagogy.”

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