Museum of Contemporary Craft

Namita Gupta Wiggers is curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, where she directs the exhibition, collection and public programming. Recent exhibition projects include Land Art: David Shaner, The Academy is Full of Craft, and Call + Response. Wiggers authored Ken Shores: Clay Has the Last Word, co-authored Unpacking the Collection: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Craft, and edited How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement: An Autopsy in Two Parts by Garth Clark. She has published essays and reviews in Metalsmith, Artlies, and The Journal of Museum Education, and for publications by the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University. She has served on panels for the Pew Charitable Trust (2007, 2009, 2010), Bush Foundation (2008), and lectured at several colleges and universities across the country. Her curatorial practice focuses on the exhibition as a site and space for inquiry; she considers how craft and design function as subjects by combining experience and training as an art historian, museum educator, ethnographer, teacher and studio artist.