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Modern Makers

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Modern Makers: A Tribe Called Queer

Posted: September 1, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
A Tribe Called Queer is a multidisciplinary brand that features a gender-neutral and size-inclusive clothing line. We spoke with founder Sabine Maxine Lopez about the brand’s genesis and more.
A medium-skinned woman stands in front of an industrial wall wearing a gold silk long sleeve dress with a deep V-neck, a black velour beret, and a cranberry red scarf wrapped loosely aroud her neck. With her right hand on her hip and her left brought up to the scarf, she smiles brightly, looking to the side.

Modern Makers: Stefanie Boyd–Berks

Posted: August 4, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
We spoke with Stefanie Boyd-Berks, graphic designer and fine artist, about the genesis of her “Women Artists” T-shirt, living a creative life in Providence, and more.
A light-skinned adult wears a white t-shirt that has a three by three array of nine illustrations featuring the iconic hair and accessories of famous women artists. Underneath each illustration is the artist’s name, and underneath the group are the words 'women artists.'

Modern Makers: Cactus Club

Posted: July 8, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Get to know Cactus Club Paper Goods Founder Melinda Tracy Boyce, who spoke to us about her inspirations and how she restored her creativity during the pandemic.
A light-skinned woman sits in a circular rattan chair in front of a bright yellow wall. She wears sunglasses, a jean jacket, a light patterned dress that hits above the knee, and blue sneakers. She smiles off into the distance. Next to her is a tall tropical plant in a terra cotta pot.

Modern Makers: Bianca Negron

Posted: June 10, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Bianca’s Design Shop features creative goods and accessories made by queer Latinx artist Bianca Negron. We spoke with Negron about the shop’s genesis, her hopes for a more inclusive future,...
A medium-skinned woman with her short, black hair worn in a pixie cut wears a black shirt with the phrase "Beyond Gender" written on the front surrounded by colorful squiggles. Behind her is a large Mac computer and a few graphic prints hung on the wall.

Modern Makers: Océanne

Posted: April 8, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Océanne is a line of minimalist modern jewelry and apparel by French designer Anne Harrill. We spoke with Harrill about her mission and more.
A small, circular brass keychain pendant is engraved with the phrase "EMPOWERED WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN" in all caps. It hands on the end of a leather tassel.

Modern Makers: Her Poppy

Posted: March 16, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Her Poppy body oil helps women maintain a healthy hormonal balance. We spoke with founder Lauren A. Gregory about the brand’s genesis and more

Modern Makers: District of Clothing

Posted: February 15, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
We spoke with District of Clothing founder Dionna Dorsey about her apparel company that encourages progress, inspires action, and supports self-love through motivating messaging.
A medium-skinned woman with straight black hair sits against a stone wall wearing a flowy white dress with a collar and belt. Her hands are on her knees and she looks at the camera with a slightly furrowed brow.

Modern Makers: Stella Fluorescent

Posted: January 14, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Stella Fluorescent is a San Francisco-based design studio that specializes in thoughtful, fashion-forward accessories, jewelry, and textiles. We spoke with co-founder Tiersa Nureyev about the company and her work.

Modern Makers: Anchors-n-Asteroids

Posted: December 28, 2020
Category: Modern Makers
Anchors-n-Asteroids is a Los Angeles-based mother-daughter design team founded by Gwynne and her daughter Pearl. We spoke with 10-year-old Pearl about her art and what it’s like to be, possibly,...

Modern Makers: Mater Soap

Posted: November 11, 2020
Category: Modern Makers
We interviewed artist Addison Walz, founder of Mater Soap, a small-batch, handmade bar soap and organic body product company, about her process and products. Shop Mater in the Museum Shop!
Three Mater Soap products against a white background. On the left is a green, flecked bar of soap. A wooden, slatted soap dish with MATER on the side is in the center. On the right is a small blue pump bottle with the Mater Serum label on it.