In anticipation of the exhibition 40 under 40: Craft Futures, on view at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum from July 20, 2012 – February 3, 2013, the museum asked the 40 artists featured to share personal videos of themselves with our audience. Here's what Jenny Hart submitted. Enjoy! Jenny Hart Social Media Video, 2012 Digital video, color, sound, 1:00 Courtesy of the artist
JENNY HART: The 40th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery and collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum is happening at a time when a generation of artists have been extremely active in hand crafts in a new way, in an unexpected way, and I think unexpected even to ourselves.
Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)
40 under 40: Craft Futures features forty artists born since 1972, the year the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s contemporary craft and decorative arts program was established at its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery.