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Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay

November 8, 2014 - February 8, 2015 Opening Reception – Saturday, November 8, 6:00-9:00 pm Artist Lecture – Saturday, November 8, 5:00pm The American Museum of Ceramic Art is honored to present Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay, a retrospective of his forty-year career.   Gustin is from a family of makers.  His parents ran several pottery factories in the […]

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Timothy John Berg and Rebekah Myers (Vault)

November 29, 2014—February 1, 2015 “Our objective is to distill the stereotypical perceptions and associations within our culture into visually compelling objects, sculptures and installations. Whether we are creating an installation describing the impending doom of the dinosaurs or a valise filled with gold lucky charms our iconography is drawn from the animals, objects and/or […]

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HM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntosh

September 13 – October 26, 2014 Opening & 100th Birthday Reception —Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6pm-9pm The American Museum of Ceramic Art, in conjunction with the Claremont Museum of Art, is honored to present HM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntosh. AMOCA’s curatorial department presents an exhibition on the life and work of […]

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Lisa Reinertson Lecture

August 9, 2014 7:00 pm Free Museum Admission 6PM – 9PM Join us to hear Lisa Reinertson, artist in AMOCA’s current exhibition Large as Life, lecture about her work. The American Museum of Ceramic Art is honored to present, Large as Life, an exhibition that includes the work of three prominent female artists; Lisa Reinertson, Betty […]

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Framing Images of the Southwest: A Collaborative Journey of Amado Peña and Rich Lopez

  The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is proud to present Framing Images of the Southwest: A Collaborative Journey of Amado Peña and Rich Lopez. Well-known Southwest painter Amado Peña collaborates with ceramicist Rich Lopez. Together they gather inspiration from Native American culture, geometric shapes and patterns, and southwest landscape. Opening Reception is on […]

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Heaven: Rebekah Bogard (Vault)

September 13, 2014 –November 16, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is proud to present Heaven: Rebekah Bogard in the Vault exhibition space. Bogard presents whimsical floral sculptures with deep jewel tones and oversized plant life to create a fantasy space illuminated by fire-lit sconces.  The Opening Reception is on Saturday, September 13th […]

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A Preview of AMOCA’s Permanent Collection (Hall B)

 September 13 - Spring 2015 A preview of an upcoming exhibition, in Spring 2015, featuring selections from AMOCA’s Permanent Collection. The exhibition features works from many celebrated artists, including mid-20th century California ceramists William Manker, Laura Andreson, Gertrude and Otto Natzler, and Rupert Deese.  A number of sculptural works from Paul Soldner, John Mason and Jennifer McCurdy […]

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La Catrina: Tribute to Jose Posada

La Catrina June 14, 2014 through August 31, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present, La Catrina, a colorful, interactive exhibition featuring incredibly intricate, low-fire ceramic Catrina figures representing some of the most familiar, legendary, and influential figures in Latino culture. The exhibition tells the story of La Catrina, a dapper […]

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Mettlach: Medieval to Modern (Lower Level)

AMOCA’s Mettlach exhibition is made possible by Robert D. and Colette D. Wilson, who accumulated a huge number of Mettlach pieces over a 30-year period. AMOCA now houses their entire 3,000 piece Mettlach Collection, the largest collection of Mettlach wares (dating from c. 1840-1915) in the world. Currently we have several hundred pieces on display […]

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