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Object Lesson: Tom Martin, Scholar and Lecturer

September 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Object Lesson: Tom Martin, Scholar and Lecturer | Sept. 1, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT | Hybrid

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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.

Tom Martin holds a doctorate from Oxford University, where he researched perception and understanding among wooden boat builders on the American East Coast. Tom is interested in sensory ethnography, studies in perception, and other anthropological theories and methods that connect mind, body, and socio-material world; he currently teaches courses on these subjects at the City University of New York (CUNY) and served as a Core Lecturer on the Warren Wilson MA in Critical Craft Studies from 2020 – 2023. His book is titled Craft Learning as Perceptual Transformation (Palgrave Macmillan 2021).




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].


September 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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