2021 Season - Online Programming

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Announces a broad series of online programming for the 2021 season. Beginning in April and running through October, Haystack’s online programming will feature 70 presentations across 10 program threads led by an innovative group of artists, designers, writers, curators, and historians. Through our commitment to increasing access to the School, each of these online programs will be presented as free and open to the public.

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2021 Update from Haystack: Approaching our season in a new way

“After considering all of the options, it was clear that if we were to reopen the Haystack campus for in person programming, it would come with inherent risks for the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved. Rather than convening on campus as we have traditionally done in the past, we will be launching a new series of dynamic online workshops, lectures, and panel discussions – which feels like the most socially responsible step we can take at this time.”

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IN THE VANGUARD, 1950-1969

The exhibition, "In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950–1969," curated by Rachael Arauz and Diana Greenwold and organized and first mounted by the Portland Museum of Art, Maine in May 2019 has re-opened at its second venue, Cranbrook Museum of Art. The show will be on view through March 8, 2020.

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Ginger Aldrich
Haystack receives historic endowment gift

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is pleased, and incredibly honored, to announce a major gift of $4,000,000 from the Windgate Foundation to establish an endowment for campus preservation. This is the single largest gift in the history of the school.

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Morgan DiPietro