Very grateful to have received a grant award from the wonderful Center for Craft to research my next book on who defines craft in the US, and how.
In spring 2020, at a moment in time when so much changed in the world so quickly, the MFA’s Department of Contemporary Art wanted to center living artists by celebrating the necessity and relevance of their work. The result was a series of insightful and warm conversations, captured in this book designed by Nick Massarelli,… Continue reading Untitled
We have a cover for the Designing Motherhood book (and a sneak peek at the inside…)! C/o Natasha Chandani and Lana Carver, two of the wonderful design minds behind Clanada.
Coming Spring 2021…..
In September 2019 we—my partner in crime Amber Winick (design historian) and the Maternity Care Coalition (a groundbreaking maternal health care provider)—were awarded a $250,000 Pew Grant. The project will examine how bodies influence design—from fashion fixations to pain relief—and how design influences bodies. The work will explore historical and contemporary conversations around reproduction, maternity,… Continue reading Untitled
I spent a lot of 2018-19 working on this book which accompanied the exhibition of the same name, which I co-curated at the Philadelphia Museum of Art before it traveled to the Walker Art Center
Today the Rainbow Flag is a familiar sight, at the Pride Parade and around the world. But it is not only a universal symbol; it is also a brilliant object of design that is part of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, in New York.This story, based on true events, follows the birth… Continue reading Untitled
Right now, I’m super excited to be collaborating with brilliant design thinker Amber Winick on a book and exhibition, Designing Motherhood: A Century of Making (and Unmaking) Babies. Find it on Instagram at @designingmotherhood
On August 25, 2018, my wonderful co-curator and author on I Will What I Want: Women, Design, and Empowerment, Jimena Acosta and I launched our book. Look out for the sister event in Philly in the fall at the brilliant Ulises art space in Fishtown.
The catalogue to accompany the exhibition I co-organized with Jimena Acosta, I Will What I Want: Women, Design, and Empowerment, released May 2018.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris is currently collaborating with MoMA on an exhibition of the latter’s most beloved collection items; I contributed a few short essays to the catalogue–on the Rainbow Flag, the Self-Aligning Ball Bearing, and the Google Maps Pin.
I have a peer-reviewed chapter on Bauhaus toy design in Megan Brandow-Faller’s edited volume on the material culture of childhood from Bloomsbury Academic Press, released May 2018.
MoMA/Thames & Hudson. Peer-reviewed. Edited by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher. Texts by Paola Antonelli, Michelle Millar Fisher, and Stephanie Kramer with Luke Baker, Anna Burckhardt, Mei Mei Rado, Jennifer Tobias.
Courtauld Books Online. Peer-reviewed. Edited by Meredith A. Brown and Michelle Millar Fisher, with contributions by Claire Bishop, Andrianna Campbell, David Kennedy Cutler, Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Liz Magic Laser, Richard Meyer, Alexander Nemerov, Ileana L. Selejan, and others. Collaboration has been a component of art making for centuries—from ancient Greek potters and painters to nineteenth-century photographers Hill and Adamson to the contemporary Raqs… Continue reading Untitled
Peer-reviewed. We launched an entirely new e-journal, the first of its kind, covering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Art History Pedagogy. The first journal issue of Art History Pedagogy and Practice launched in December 2017, with over 1,000+ article downloads in the first week. A huge accomplishment for the entire ArtHistoryTeachingResources.org team.
I wrote curatorial overviews and fully participated in curatorial selection for each of the projects in the catalogue, as well as coordinated the editing of the publication alongside lead authors Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt.