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Namita Gupta Wiggers is the curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, where she leads the exhibition, collection, and public event programs. Her curatorial projects have included New Embroidery: Not Your Grandma's Doily; Touching Warms the Art; Generations: Ken Shores; and GLASS: Melissa Dyne. She is interested in the expansion of curatorial practice (through public programs, podcasts, YouTube videos, and beyond) as a means of dissolving traditional hierarchies surrounding art, craft, design, and museum experiences.
With Janet Koplos and Glenn Adamson, Wiggers coauthored Unpacking the Collection, the first publication to document the museum's collection and its connections to dramatic changes in artistic practice over the past 70 years. She holds an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA in art history and English from Rice University. Prior to joining the museum, Wiggers worked as a studio art jeweler and a senior researcher at e-Lab.
The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.