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After 112 Years, The Oregon College Of Arts And Crafts Is To Close And Be Sold. But Why?

Every great city has a vibrant arts and craft culture, and schools and colleges are a critical. In Portland, our art and craft worlds have suffered an ongoing erosion. Go to a public school and see how few wood shops are left. The loss of the Museum of Contemporary Craft was a major hit. If we let the college close, the many donors inscribed on the wall in the college’s Vollum building — and thousands of additional donors — will completely lose their investment in this nationally recognized sc...
Tags: Art, Portland, Visual, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Oregon College Of Arts, 02.12.19

The Oregon College Of Arts And Crafts Will No Longer Grant Degrees

The OCAC’s future is in doubt after negotiations with both Portland State University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art ended without a deal. Meanwhile, with 70 full and part-time staff and a campus that may be about to be sold off, “OCAC serves 137 students, with around 50 due to graduate in May. It has begun transition planning for the remaining 80 in its degree program.” – Oregon ArtsWatch
Tags: Art, Visual, Portland State University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 02.07.19, Oregon College Of Arts, OCAC