Overview

Summary

This position is part of an American Women’s History Initiative, and works with both the Renwick Gallery and the National Museum of the American Indian.  Through assigned and approved projects, the curator will explore the historic relationship between gender and craft and how it informed the emergence of American Arts and Crafts as an aesthetic and social movement, and the recognition and promotion of female Native artists as exemplars of distinctively “American” craft production.

Responsibilities

Conducts research on art works in the collection of the Renwick Gallery and the National Museum of the American Indian, focusing on the role of women artists and women-led craft initiatives and the relationships and areas of influence between the American Arts and Crafts movement and Native American art of the late 19th and early 20thcenturies.
Develops scholarly publications and digital resources related to research.
Proposes & develops exhibition based on research of crafts and Native American women artists.
Presents gallery talks and lectures.
Documents and evaluates collections.  Identifies gaps and proposes objects for acquisition.