Glenn Adamson


Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer and historian based in New York. He has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design and Head of Research at the V&A. Dr. Adamson’s publications include Thinking Through Craft (2007); The Craft Reader (2010); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011, with Jane Pavitt); The Invention of Craft (2013); Art in the Making (2016, with Julia Bryan-Wilson); Fewer Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects (2018); Objects: USA 2020; and Craft: An American History (2021). Dr. Adamson is Artistic Director for Design Doha, a new biennial festival for Qatar (forthcoming in 2024), Editor of Material Intelligence, a quarterly online journal published by the Chipstone Foundation, and Curator-at-Large for LongHouse Reserve. His current curatorial projects include Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Design at Chatsworth (2023) and Garden of Forms: The Art of Toshiko Takaezu at the Isamu Noguchi Museum (forthcoming in 2024 and touring thereafter).

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