Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that will open wide the cases of the Museum’s Collection through the perspectives of individuals from the worlds of art, design, performance, community activism, education, and more, creating fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects. The series invites the public for an up-close and personal experience in an informal, discursive setting that will encourage exploration of the many treasures in the Collection.
Isabella Segalovich is a writer and educator who studies the intersections of craft, art, and politics. Her “anti-authoritarian folk art history” videos have amassed over 190 thousand followers across social media platforms, and in 2021, she was included in an article in Architectural Digest on “where to find the best interior design content on TikTok.” She is an author and TikTok correspondent for Hyperallergic. In the last year, she has delivered talks at the Design Advocacy Group, the Arts Club of Chicago, the American Folk Art Museum, and as an Emerging Voice for CraftNOW. She has taught as a professor of design history at Kean University and as a faculty member of the New York Crit Club. Her research revolves around identifying white supremacy in the aesthetics of high art and design and the forces at play that silence solidarity movements through community art expression.
The Museum for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
Questions? Please contact Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications, at [email protected].