Glenn Adamson and Nicole Cherubini in Conversation

A full view of an illuminated room with mosaic tiles, various plants, mannequins with colored garments, and artworks of different mediums.
Installation view, Arline Fisch, Montserrat Albores Gleason, and Anya Kielar’s work in Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees, Tang Teaching Museum, 2021

Join us in person on Thursday, September 9, at 6 pm for a conversation on American craft with art historian and curator Glenn Adamson and exhibiting artist Nicole Cherubini, whose exhibition Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees is on view in the Mezzanine.

About the Speakers

Glenn Adamson is a curator and writer who works at the intersection of craft, design history, and contemporary art. He has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design; Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. He is the co-host of Design in Dialogue, a weekly online interview series co-presented with Friedman Benda gallery. Adamson’s publications include Fewer Better Things (2019); Art in the Making (2016, co-authored with Julia Bryan-Wilson); The Invention of Craft (2013); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011); The Craft Reader (2010); and Thinking Through Craft (2007). He was the co-curator of Crafting America at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (2021); Objects: USA 2020 at R & Company Gallery (2021); Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years at MAD (2016); Beazley Designs of the Year 2017, at the Design Museum, London; and Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery, at the Yale Center for British Art (2017). His latest book Craft: An American History was published by Bloomsbury in January.

Nicole Cherubini was born in Boston in 1970 and lives and works between Brooklyn and Hudson, New York. She earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from New York University. She has presented solo exhibitions at several institutions, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Jersey City Museum, New Jersey; Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and The University Art Museum at the University at Albany. Her works have been included in group exhibitions at the Boston University Art Gallery; Boston Center for the Arts; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Permanenten: The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence; MoMA PS1, Long Island City; and SculptureCenter, Long Island City.

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Pattern by Fiona McLaughlin ’20
Inspired by the exhibition Opener 28 - Erika Verzutti: Mineral
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.