Namita Wiggers Lecture

Event Date: 
03/21/2018 - 12:00pm
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Location: 
The Georgia Museum of Art M. Smith Griffith Auditorium

Namita Wiggers is an American crafts curator, educator, and writer based in Portland, OR. She received a BA from Rice University and an MA in art history from the University of Chicago. Wiggers is the Director and co-founder of Critical Craft Forum and also teaches Applied Craft and Design at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Portland State University. Wiggers served as the Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft from 2004–2014. She also contributes to a multitude of print and online publications, such as The Journal of Modern Craft and Garland. Wiggers’ scholarship and writing often deals with analyzing aspects of craft—ceramics, jewelry, textiles—and their relation to societal status.