Mar 09 2021
Craft: An American History

Craft: An American History

Presented by Concord Museum at Online/Virtual Space

Please join Glenn Adamson, Senior Yale Center for British Art Scholar at a Concord Museum Form on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm for a discussion of his new book, Craft: An American History, which is described as “a groundbreaking and endlessly surprising history of how artisans created America, from the nation’s origins to the present day” and “as a chronicle of this country through the lens of the craft, from the European settlers to the maker movement and so-called craftivists of today.”


Glenn Adamson is a curator and writer who works at the intersection of craft, design history, and contemporary art. Currently Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, he has previously been the Director of the Museum of Arts and Design; Head Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. Adamson’s publications include Fewer Better Things (2019); Art in the Making (2016, co-authored by Julia Bryan-Wilson); The Invention of Craft (2013); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011); The Craft Reader (2010); Thinking Through Craft (2007).


Please register in advance for Craft: An American History, March 9, 5:00pm at Participants will be sent a link before this virtual presentation. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives.

Glenn Adamson’s new book Craft is available through the Concord Bookshop


This program is supported in party by the Sally Lanagan Fund.

Admission Info

Registration is required at the Concord Museum's website. This event is free with a suggested donation of $5.

Phone: 978-369-9763 ext. 222

Dates & Times

2021/03/09 - 2021/03/09

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space