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Crafting America 

Glenn Adamson (@glenn_adamson) is an American curator, author, and historian whose research and work focuses on the intersections of design, craft, and contemporary art. Adamson is currently Editor-at-Large of The Magazine Antiques, Editor of Journal of Modern Craft, and a freelance writer and curator. Last week Glenn gave the opening lecture for Crafting America, now open at Crystal Bridges Museum. With Co-curator Jen Padgett (@jampageant) they explored the themes of the show and highlighted some of the 120 works included. Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection (https://crystalbridges.org/about-crystal-bridges-art/) spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. Included within the collection are iconic images such as Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter, and Andy Warhol’s Coca-Cola — each reflecting a distinct moment in American artistic evolution—as well as major works by modern and contemporary American artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, John Baldessari, and James Turrell. Image: Consuelo Jiminez Underwood, "Home of the Brave", 2013.