In this episode, I talk with Folk Art Curator Carrie Hertz about her work at the Castellani Art Museum, where she has just opened an exhibition about Irish Lace making traditions. We talk about her collaboration with Molly Carroll, a lace collector and restorer to produce this beautiful exhibit and discuss how working with local scholars and enthusiast to produce exhibits of this kind, can help museum remain relevant to their communities. A delicate needle craft, Irish lace came to prominence during the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s. The wages earned from the export of this domestic craft helped some to survive during the this horrific period. The exhibit at the Castellani shares this story while highlighting the talents of area artists and scholars in Buffalo, New York.

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3 Comments on Episode 28: Folk Art Curator Carrie Hertz

  1. […] Curator of Folk Arts Carrie Hertz for his podcast series, Artisan Ancestors. You can listen to it here, on the Artisan Ancestors […]

  2. Jon Kay says:

    Thanks so much for your support. I really helped get the word out on this episode.
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