Join the New-York Historical Society on Friday, May 12, at 1pm (ET) for Craft in the American Museum: Authenticity and Artifice.

The speakers in this session will consider the contexts chosen for craft in American museums and how they are influenced by the values associated with handmade objects.

  • Keynote Moderator: Glenn Adamson
    Independent curator and writer
  • Anya Montiel (Mexican and Tohono O’odham descent)
    Curator of History and Culture, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
  • Seph Rodney
    Art critic, writer, and museum scholar

Registration is required to receive a link. To RSVP for this free discussion, visit

Since its founding in 1982, the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program has supported wide-ranging collection projects and exhibitions at art museums in all 50 states. In commemoration of the program’s 40th anniversary, the Foundation has organized a year-long series of virtual conversations moderated by field leaders and Luce grantees, past and present.

Deliberately forward-facing rather than retrospective, the Henry Luce Foundation Conversations on American Art and Museums explore what the best futures of American art and museums might look like. The participants will explore the role of the visual arts in an open and equitable society, and the capacity of art museums to challenge accepted histories, elevate under-represented voices, and host the critical conversations in which we need to engage.

View the full schedule of future programs.