Inspired by Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Fuller Craft Museum, built in 1969, fits snugly into New England’s wooded landscape as an important note of modernist architecture that exists in harmony with nature. Its architectural signature is its twin-fountain reflecting poolabutting a large pond. Among other things, the pool centers the building’s design. Founder Myron Fuller’s intention was to create a place “to enrich the lives of the people of Brockton” which remains vital among Fuller Craft Museum’s core values today.
The museum’s exterior and overall floor plan relates unpretentious serenity, calm precursor and framing environment to the “wow” factor audiences experience surrounded by the exquisite contemporary craft displayed. Each exhibition is innovatively curated and masterfully installed. The total experience makes this a South Shore gem that consistently garners enthusiastic word-of-mouth endorsement. A pop-culture name drop: Tim Gunn host of “Project Runway” and “Making the Cut” (who taught at Emerson College this winter) recently visited the museum because he had been told it was a highlight of the area.
At the start of 2022, Fuller Craft Museum re-branded itself with a vibrant, updated logo and it welcomed new director, Erin McGough as it was concluding a five-year strategic plan and about to embark on developing a new one. Artscope Magazine’s Suzanne Volmer recently toured the museum with her to discuss its current exhibitions and her thoughts on the museum.