S. Taragin, Davira

Formerly curator at The Detroit Institute of Arts (1978 – 90), the Toledo Museum of Art (1990 – 2002) and director of exhibitions and programs at the Racine Art Museum (2002 – 2008), Davira S. Taragin is an independent curator specializing in placing works in contemporary craft media within the context of late twentieth- and twenty-first – century art. Linda MacNeil: Jewels of Glass is one of over forty exhibitions that she has organized over her career. A prolific writer, she authored in 2009 – 10 a series of ten mini-books on the work of Dale Chihuly that, along with two additional essays, appeared in 2013 in the first monograph in French on the artist. Since 2011, Taragin has worked with Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. She began by assessing the decorative arts and design c


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