Helping Hands (In English/En Español)
An Update on the Global Hand Medal Project
Elizabeth Essner is an independent curator, writer, and researcher based in Brooklyn, NY, US. She has curated exhibitions for institutions including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, in Connecticut, US; Arizona State University Art Museum; and R & Company, in New York. A contributor to magazines including Metalsmith and Modern, she is currently curating From the Ground Up: Peters Valley School of Craft, set to open at the Hunterdon Art Museum in fall 2020. Essner also serves as a researcher for a forthcoming catalog on the modern and contemporary ceramics collection of Robert A. Ellison, Jr., a companion to an exhibition on the collection opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2021. She received her MA from the Bard Graduate Center in New York.