Nora Atkinson

As a curator, I tell stories through objects, and I want to teach people to approach the world with curious eyes and find the magic around them. My work is as much about inspiring people as transmitting knowledge.”

Nora Atkinson is the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and was recently named Washingtonian Magazine’s 2018 “Best Boundary-Pushing Curator” for her work on the critically-acclaimed shows, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man (2018) and Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (2017). Atkinson joined the Renwick in 2014 and was part of the team responsible for the gallery’s major two-year renovation. She has curated four original exhibitions at the Renwick, as well as a reimagining of the museum’s permanent collection galleries, and has authored two publications for the museum: Craft for a Modern World: The Renwick Gallery Collection (2015), and Visions and Revisions: The 2016 Renwick Biennial. Atkinson has written and spoken extensively on her work, and was honored to be included in the 2018 TED Conference, “The Age of Amazement,” in Vancouver, BC. Her research interest centers on contemporary art and craft and the role of the handmade in the digital age, with an emphasis on humanism.

Participation in CDI:

  • 2018

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20th to the 22th of November 2020

Auditorio Metropolitano de Puebla

Sirio no. 2926, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl-Quetzatcóatl, C.P. 72560, Pue. México.












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