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K. Samantha Sigmon

A black and white torso portrait of a white woman with eye glasses, smiling with her mouth closed and her hand on her hip with a patterned dress.

Through curatorial projects, arts writing, and community engagement, K. Samantha Sigmon (she/her) works with intersecting aspects of contemporary art and theory, cultural and folk histories, and equity and grassroots activism within the built environment. She is currently the Assistant Curator at Bates College Museum of Art and lives in Portland, ME. Samantha has a Master’s in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, a Master’s in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and English from the University of Arkansas. Previously, in her hometown of Northwest Arkansas, she was invested in community arts, running a do-it-yourself space and organizing local arts exhibitions as a freelance curator while specializing in contemporary art and architecture as Interpretation Manager at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Recent projects include writing about entangled corporate arts funding in Northwest Arkansas alongside the work of grassroots spaces and creatives for Burnaway and Ozark Home, Beyond the Frame, a curatorial endeavor that spanned work from a history museum to a contemporary gallery in Springdale, Arkansas.

🕯️ This weekend only! The dance show of the summer is Scapegoat Garden’s Liturgy|Order|Bridge. The Hartford-based company calls upon Black church traditions and ideas of faith, nature, fashion, and experimentation in their limited performance run June 20-22. Tickets available now, presented by SPACE at Mechanics’ Hall. 🕯️