Kristin Schwain is Associate Professor of American Art at the University of Missouri. A scholar of nineteenth and twentieth century material and visual culture, Schwain specializes in American art and religion, art of the African diaspora, and American mass and vernacular cultures. Josephine Stealey is an artist, curator, and Professor of Art at the University of Missouri. A nationally recognized artist in the contemporary basketry movement, she also teaches workshops across the country; juries exhibitions; and lectures on contemporary American basketry both nationally and internationally.

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