Jennifer Scanlan is Associate Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, where she has organized a number of exhibitions, including Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design; Eat Drink Art Design; Cheers! A MAD Collection of Goblets; Why? 25 Case Studies; Paul Stankard: A Floating World -- Forty Years of an American Master in Glass; and Dual Vision, The Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection. Recent publications include “Handmade Modernism: Craft in Industry in the Postwar Period,” in Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design (New York, NY: Museum of Arts and Design, 2011); “Craft in a Modern World: Revelations from Chairs,” Modernism
Magazine (Fall 2011); “Weaving a Vision: The Use of Tapestries in Judy Chicago’s Work,” Judy Chicago Tapestries: Woven by Audrey Cowan (New York, NY: Museum of Arts and Design, 2011); “Joseph Cavalieri,” Neus Glas/New Glass (Fall 2010); and “Taiwan: Crafting an Identity,” American Craft Magazine (August/September 2010). Scanlan has lectured internationally, including at the Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Nantou, Taiwan; the
Courtauld Art Institute, London, UK; the 2005 Glass Art Society Conference in
Adelaide, Australia, and at the International Flameworking Conference in
Carney’s Point, New Jersey.
She has a BA in art history and Italian from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, and an MA in the history of decorative arts, design, and culture from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York. She is also an instructor in the Historic Preservation Program at Drew University,
Madison, New Jersey.