An article about a Kentucky tile making firm that donated some of its products to the Smithsonian in 1899.
B.A., University of Chicago, 1984
History of ceramics and glass made and used in America from 1600 to the present; social and cultural history; immigration history.
NMAH 50th Anniversary, 2014, Co-ordinator
Smithsonian Institution Migration Initiative, Curatorial team
American Stories exhibition, Curator
Artifact Walls and History Highlights cases, Project Director and Curator
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, Co-Director
America on the Move, 2003, Co-Curator
Recent Ceramics Accessions Cases, 1992–1998, Decorated Pitchers in the 19th Century; Mary and Emily Healey, American China Painters; Beatrice Wood, The Mother of Dada; The Stoneware of Henry Remmey, III; American Modern for the Modern Bride; Russel Wright Dinnerware, Curator
Masters of Their Trade: Slave Potters in the South, 1996, Curator
About Faces: Ceramic Face Vessels in the South,1992, Curator
An article on the relationship between the Smithsonian and art pottery makers in the late 19th and early 20th century.