Glenn Adamson

Senior Scholar

Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer and historian who works at the intersection of craft and contemporary art. Currently Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, he has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design; Head of Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. Widely published, publications include Art in the Making; The Invention of Craft (2013); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011); The Craft Reader (2010); and Thinking Through Craft (2007). Most recently Adamson was the co-curator of Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years at MAD (2016); curator of Beazley Designs of the Year, at the Design Museum in London (2017); and co-curator (with Martina Droth and Simon Olding) of Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery, at the Yale Center for British Art (2017). His new book Fewer Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects was published by Bloomsbury (2018).

Sessions

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Opening Keynote: “Back to the Future”
9:30 am - 10:30 am