Center for Contemporary Art and Culture at PNCA

Visit Design Museum Portland's most recent major exhibition, Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics – on view through May 9 at the Center for Contemporary Art and Craft at PNCA!

Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics is a major exhibition and education program by Design Museum Portland. From sculpting ocular prosthetics to crowdsourcing affordable 3D printed hands, this exhibition surveys past, present, and future of prosthetic design on a global scale. Featuring case studies with real stories from professional athletes, veterans, kids learning to live with limb difference, and more, the exhibit considers the contemporary world of prosthetic design from both a functional and aesthetic perspective. Visitors will explore evolution and design process behind a range of prostheses through visual stories, historical surveys, videos, and interactive models. Over 35+ case studies — spanning DIY-inventions from kids to mind-controlled bionic limbs — tell the stories behind the patients, clinicians, designers, and artists changing how we think about the impact of design, and ultimately, the future of our mobility. All are welcome to attend.

Refreshments and enhanced experiences with individuals featured in the show.

Popup
Up