Environmental Effects Symposium

Friday, November 5, 2021

 

Center for Architecture

1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

Questions?

leila.cartier@craftnowphila.org

 

Each year, CraftNOW hosts a symposium to provide a platform for critical discourse in contemporary craft. This year the symposium will have virtual capabilities allowing for national and international participation.

CraftNOW’s 2021 symposium Environmental Effects will examine how communities and interiors shape our experiences, when sustainability issues are expressed through craft, and the greater impact of our contemporary material culture.

Dr. Kelli Morgan will be this year’s keynote speaker. She contributed the chapter Crafting Diversity in our recent publication Craft Capital: Philadelphia’s Cultures of Making. Dr. Morgan is a curator, educator, and social justice activist who specializes in American art and visual culture. Dr. Morgan has held teaching positions at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan, as well as curatorial positions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Working Lecture and Event Schedule Announced Summer 2021

To include Annette Cords and G. Kellum with InLiquid Gallery, Helen Drutt and Liza Kirwin of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Emily Zilber interviewing Roberta Massuch and Lauren Fensterstock, Wood + Body at The Center for Art in Wood, Lauren Mabry with Pentimenti Gallery, and Making Place Matter at The Clay Studio among others. 

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The 45th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show will be announcing exhibiting details soon. Save the November 5 – 7, 2021 show dates and follow their social media @PMACraftShow. 

 

Keynote Speaker Dr. Kelli Morgan

Dr. Kelli Morgan is a curator, educator, and social justice activist who specializes in American art and visual culture. Her scholarly commitment to the investigation of anti-blackness within those fields has demonstrated how traditional art history and museum practice work specifically to uphold white supremacy. Dr. Morgan has held teaching positions at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan, as well as curatorial positions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 2014, the Ford Foundation awarded her a dissertation fellowship. She earned her PhD in Afro-American studies and a graduate certificate in public history–museum studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

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