Wiggers’ Pew Center Interview
Namita Gupta Wiggers, Director and Chief Curator is interviewed on The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage blog Pigeons on the Grass Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field. She is asked about the contributions that can be made by an arts institution that is located outside major art centers, how she researches and conceives exhibitions, what she learns from working with artists, and which curators inspire her. The interview provides a great window into the thinking behind the scenes at the Museum.
Wiggers says, “We have a responsibility to ensure that museums remain public institutions in which people can borrow experiences with real objects—works that they would otherwise never encounter. It becomes increasingly vital in a climate where basic rights to access, diverse approaches, and the arts are at risk, that we not forget the crucial role we must all play in maintaining visibility for the arts for our generation and those to follow.”