The Arizona State University Art Museum invites applications for Windgate Curator of Contemporary Craft and Design Fellowship. This new curatorial fellowship combines mentorship opportunities with work experience with the goal of cultivating and advancing the careers of a new generation of curators focused on contemporary craft and design. This is a temporary, 18-month position where the curator will learn about museum best practices in collection stewardship, exhibition planning and research, public programs, administrative skills, and inclusion and equity practices. The fellowship includes professional development training, travel funds, and seed funding for an ASU Art Museum based exhibition or publication.
ASU Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center plays a significant role in advancing research and creative activity in contemporary craft through exhibitions, collections and publications. Our history is in working with ceramics, wood and fiber and highlights include:
- Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft (2013), a traveling exhibition and accompanying publication celebrating our extensive collections.
- Ceramics Research Center (established in 2002) houses the museum’s extensive modern and contemporary studio ceramics collection, considered to be the finest in the United States.
- Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past and Michael Sherrill Retrospective are on view (2020) at the ASU Art Museum’s flagship location.
- Windgate Contemporary Craft Initiative (2016-2018) supported a series of visiting artists and scholars, residencies, exhibitions, new acquisitions and collections conservation, and student research grants.