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Savig, Mary

Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft

American studio craft, contemporary craft, feminist art movements, material culture.

Background And Education

Education And Training


Selected Publications

  • Article

  • Book

    • Savig, Mary, Atkinson, Nora, and Montiel, Anya. 2022. This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World [Exhibition catalog] Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with D Giles Limited, London. 2022
    • Savig, Mary. 2012. Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books. 2012
  • Chapter

    • Savig, Mary, Clark, Sonya, Clark, Wesley, Obler, Bibiana, Scott, Joyce J., and Wiggers, Namita Gupta. 2020. "The Black Craftsman Situation: A Critical Conversation about Race and Craft." In The New Politics of the Handmade: Craft, Art and Design. Black, Anthea and Burisch, Nicole, editors. London, England: Bloomsbury Visual Arts. 2020

Editor Of

  • Book

    • Moss, Dorothy. 2016. Pen and Ink: Artists' Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonin's Archives of American Art, Savig, Mary, editor. New York: Princeton Architecural Press. 2016


  • Exhibit

    • Atkinson, Nora and Savig, Mary (Curators). 2023. "Sharing Honors and Burdens: Renwick Invitational 2023." Renwich Gallery: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2023-05-26 to 2024-03-31..
    • Savig, Mary and Atkinson, Nora (Curators). 2022. "This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World." Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2022-05-13 to 2023-04-02..