Woodturning Artisans: Western Woods Exhibit
July 7 through October 4, 2020: Edward, Philip and Matt Moulthrop are the three-generation dynasty of artisans who transformed woodturning into an elite art form, mainly using Southeastern woods as their raw material. Visitors will also see Philip and Matt’s response to a challenge issued by the Booth to create work using a variety of wood found in the American West. Among the fruits of their labor, guests will find stunning pieces made from California Redwood, Texas Mulberry, Desert Mesquite, Ponderosa Pine, Gooding Willow and Western Red Cedar. The newer creations will be displayed alongside 10 of family patriarch Ed’s bowls drawn from private collections, all made from the Southeastern woods he so enjoyed. All three generations are represented in many Museums and private collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, Honolulu Museum of Art and the Jacobson Collection at Arizona State University.