Tuesday, August 28, 2007

David Cohen and Namita Wiggers of the Museum of Contemporary Craft

(interview archive mp3)

Everyone in Portland knows that the Desoto Building opened this year. The Museum of Contemporary Craft moved into it from its old Lair Hill spot and remade itself along the way.

My last interview on Artstar was David Cohen, the director of that museum. He was so savvy in his presentation, so adept with words about not only the museum, but craft itself, that I am having him on the Art World, along with the museum’s curator, Namita Gupta Wiggers. They were the only guests from my home town in this project.

Namita was on the radio once before with me too, when that great embroidery show “Not Your Grandma’s Doily” took place last year. Namita brings a very current view of craft to the space and it will be fun to have them both on the podcast tomorrow.

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