Curator’s Lecture: Namita Gupta Wiggers on Betty Feves
Who was Betty Feves, and why did the Museum create an exhibition and publication focused on her work and life?
In her Wednesday evening lecture, May 9 at 6:30 at The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft, curator Namita Gupta Wiggers will share behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the latest exhibition in the Generations series, and help you understand how Betty Feves is important to anyone interested in using local materials, mentoring in the community, arts education, and the role women play in shaping history in our region.
Wiggers has been the curator of the Museum of Contemporary Craft since 2004. Her curatorial practice is grounded in her experience as a museum educator, her graduate studies in contemporary art, theory, and post-colonialism, user-based design research for a product design company, and years as a studio art jeweler. She particularly relishes collaborations with anyone who wants to explore exhibitions as unique spatial, cultural and educational environments to investigate questions and ideas. She has written several books, essays and articles on contemporary craft. Whenever possible, she works to disrupt the silos of art, craft and design.