The Crocker is thrilled to present curator-turned author Nancy Tingley in their new reading and lecture series, “Writers’ Block.” As author of A Head in Cambodia and A Death in Bali, Tingley combines her vast knowledge of Asian art with spirited murder mysteries featuring the sleuthing of amateur detective and curator Jenna Murphy. Tingley will give a sneak peek into the art and stories that come together to form the charming Jenna Murphy Mystery series. Advance reading is not necessary, and Tingley’s books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Tingley has worked extensively in the art world as an art consultant and museum curator. Most recently, she curated Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea, jointly organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Asia Society in New York. She also curated Celestial Realms (2009) and Buddhas (2012) at the Crocker.