Profile profile for lilienfeldb
B.A., University of Chicago, 1984
Graduate work, George Mason University
History of ceramics and glass made and used in America from 1600 to the present; social and cultural history; immigration history; history of philanthropy.
Curator of the Ceramics & Glass collection
Head of Exhibition Development Committee, 2014-present
Leading internal mentoring program, 2018
Many Voices, One Nation, opened June 2017, Co-Curator
Giving in America, opened November 2016, Project Director and Curator
NMAH 50th Anniversary, 2014, Exhibitions Coordinator
American Stories exhibition, 2012-2015, Curator
Artifact Walls and History Highlights cases, 2008-2013, Project Director and Curator
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, 2005-2008, Co-Director
America on the Move, 2003, Co-Curator
Ceramics Displays, 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
Smithsonian's Palmer Leadership Development program, 2012
Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, 2017
An article about a Kentucky tile making firm that donated some of its products to the Smithsonian in 1899.
An article on the relationship between the Smithsonian and art pottery makers in the late 19th and early 20th century.