Past Exhibits

Kukuli Velarde: Plunder Me, Baby

Posted on Sep 10th, 2017

                            September 16, 2017 -…

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Love, Resilience, and Bad Memory: Diego Valles + Carla Martinez Vargas

Posted on Sep 9th, 2017

September 9 - November 5, 2017 Closing Reception: Saturday, November 5, 3:00-5:00pm Mata Ortiz Sale: November 2-5, 2017 Diego Valles Workshop:…

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Peter Olson: Photo Ceramica

Posted on May 27th, 2017

March 11-August 27, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11th, 6-9pm Artist Lecture: March 11th, 6:30pm   Photo Ceramica is the…

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Bobby Free & Andrew Gilliatt: Point of View

Posted on May 26th, 2017

June 10 - August 27, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm Artist Lecture: June 10th 6:30pm Point of View features the…

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Kristen Erickson: Community in Blue

Posted on Mar 29th, 2017


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Annual High School Ceramic Exhibition

Posted on Mar 16th, 2017

April 8 - May 7, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 6-9pm The American Museum of Ceramic Art champions the art, history, and creation of…

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Don Reitz & Ben Roti: tran•si•tions

Posted on Dec 24th, 2016

January 14 - April 2, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14th,…

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Joan Takayama-Ogawa: Climate Change

Posted on Dec 10th, 2016

January 14 - April 2, 2017 Warmer ocean temperatures prompted bleaching events of the world’s coral reef habitats, turning healthy colorful…

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Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion

Posted on Sep 10th, 2016

Exhibition Dates: October 8, 2016 - February 26, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 5:00-8:00pm Garth Johnson, Curator’s Talk:…

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Alison Petty Ragguette: OUTCAST

Posted on Sep 9th, 2016

Exhibition Dates: September 10 - October 30, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public. Lunch &…

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AMOCA Ceramic Annual: Biomorphic

Posted on Sep 7th, 2016

                          October 8 - November 27,…

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Dirk Staschke: Nature Morte

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016

Exhibition Dates: April 9-September 18, 2016   The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present Dirk Staschke: Nature Morte, an…

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A to Z: AMOCA’s Permanent Collection

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2016

Exhibition Dates: Through July 13,…

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John Conrad: The Dichroic Effect

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2016

Exhibition Dates: July 9 - September 4, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9,…

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Wendy Thoreson: Wrought Clay

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2016

Exhibition Dates: July 9 - August 28, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9,…

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Lineage: Mentorship & Learning

Posted on Apr 6th, 2016

Exhibition Dates: January 16-June 19, 2016   Lineage: Mentorship & Learning highlights the impact and importance of the teacher/student…

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Alexi Morrissey: Have You Seen Me?

Posted on Oct 16th, 2015

Exhibition Dates: January 16-June 26, 2016   "By putting the faces of real slaves on hand-crafted, archival, milk bottles, we are seeking…

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Jeff Blandford: Life Behind the Wheel

Posted on Jul 10th, 2015

Exhibition Dates: September 12 - December 27, 2015.   Jeff Blandford, creates voluptuous and modern work at his organic farm in Michigan.…

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RE-MADE: Contemporary Approaches to Factory Ceramics

Posted on Jul 10th, 2015

Exhibition Dates: August 1-December 27, 2015 Reception: Saturday, August 8th •…

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Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future: AMOCA’s 10th Anniversary

Posted on Jun 16th, 2015

An exhibition featuring art from our permanent collection in a celebration of AMOCA's 10 year Anniversary. Extended to July 12,…

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Brian Rochefort in the Vault

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015

April 11 - August 2, 2015                 "Brian Rochefort’s unedited ‘gloop’…

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Southern Migration: Ruby’s @ AMOCA

Posted on Jan 16th, 2015

  February 14 - March 29, 2015 A juried exhibition showcasing some of the finest ceramics by Ruby’s artists. First showing was at Ruby’s Clay…

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Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay

Posted on Sep 17th, 2014

November 8, 2014 - February 8, 2015 Opening Reception - Saturday, November 8, 6:00-9:00 pm Artist Lecture - Saturday, November 8, 5:00pm …

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Site Unseen: Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers (Vault)

Posted on Sep 15th, 2014

November 29, 2014—January 31, 2015 Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers have been collaborating with each other for the last eight years.  As individuals…

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HM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntosh

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

September 13 – October 26, 2014 Opening & 100th Birthday Reception —Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6pm-9pm The American Museum of…

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Heaven: Rebekah Bogard (Vault)

Posted on Jun 17th, 2014

September 13, 2014 –November 16, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is proud to present Heaven: Rebekah Bogard in the Vault…

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LARGE AS LIFE: Betty Davenport Ford, Elaine Katzer, Lisa Reinertson

Posted on Jun 14th, 2014

 Large As Life: Betty Davenport Ford • Elaine Katzer • Lisa Reinertson June 14, 2014 through August 31, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic…

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La Catrina: Tribute to Jose Posada

Posted on Jun 13th, 2014

La Catrina June 14, 2014 through August 31, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present, La Catrina, a colorful, interactive…

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Mettlach: Medieval to Modern

Posted on Jun 12th, 2014

Exhibition Closes: July 31, 2016 The “Mettlach: Medieval to Modern” exhibition presents a journey into the history of European art and…

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Palm Prints: Jamie Bardsley

Posted on Jan 24th, 2014

IN THE VAULT April 12, 2014 –June 1, 2014 Our experience of time is much like water; constantly shifting and changing.  Sitting on the…

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Patsy Cox: Romanesco Fractals

Posted on Dec 4th, 2013

IN THE VAULT Lecture: March 8, 7:00pm February 8, 2014 -March 30, 2014 Structure, activity and growth found both in nature and the urban…

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Best Kept Secret: The Scripps College Ceramic Collection

Posted on Nov 26th, 2013

The American Museum of Ceramic Art Presents: January 11, 2014 through March 30, 2014 Pomona, CA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art is…

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ICHEON: Reviving the Korean Ceramics Tradition

Posted on Sep 29th, 2013

An Exhibition of International Importance October 12, 2013 through December 29, 2013 The American Museum of Ceramic Art is honored to present…

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Soldaderas: Mujeres De Vanguardia

Posted on Jul 30th, 2013

September 14, 2013 –November 3, 2013 The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present, Soldaderas: Mujeres de vanguardia (Avant-Garde…

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Árbol de la vida: Una tradición mexicana

Posted on Jul 30th, 2013

IN THE VAULT Noviembre 9, 2013 - Enero 26, 2014 El Museo Americano de Cerámica se enorgullece en presentar, Árbol de la vida: Una tradición…

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The Clay Connection: Jim and Nan McKinnell

Posted on May 18th, 2013

May 18, 2013 – July 28, 2013 The Clay Connection: Jim and Nan McKinnell celebrates the five-decade careers of Jim and Nan McKinnell, whose…

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Friendship Forged in Fire: British Ceramics in America

Posted on Feb 9th, 2013

  February 9, 2013 – May 5, 2013 In February, the American Museum of Ceramic Art will feature a provocative international exhibit…

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German Mettlach Ware (1850-1915) & Present-Day Translations

Posted on Oct 13th, 2012

  October 13, 2012 – January 26, 2013 The American Museum of Ceramic Art will feature an exceptional exhibition entitled, German Mettlach…

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Weil Ware in the California Scene (1930s – 1960s)

Posted on Oct 13th, 2012

In The Vault: Weil Ware in the California Scene (1930s - 1960s)       October 13, 2012 – January 26th, 2013 Opening…

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Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom

Posted on Jul 14th, 2012

July 14, 2012 - September 29, 2012   The American Museum of Ceramic Art proudly presents Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom, an exhibition…

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Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California (1945–1975)

Posted on Nov 12th, 2011

  November 12, 2011 - March 31, 2012   The American Museum of Ceramic Art presents Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California…

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Ceramics: Post-Digital Design

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2011

  Ceramics: Post-Digital Design April 23 – June 25, 2011 Open to the public: April 23, 12 p.m. Grand Opening Reception, May 14,…

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Peregrinación: Mexican Folk Ceramics

Posted on Oct 9th, 2010

October 9, 2010 - January 8, 2011 Curated by Karen Crews Hendon The…

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Posted on Jul 10th, 2010

  Ah Leon: “Memories of Elementary School” and the Spirit of Yixing Tea Ware July 10, 2010 - September 25, 2010 Grand Opening…

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David Furman: The Artist is in the Details

Posted on May 16th, 2009

The Artist is in the Details Works by David Furman May 16th - July 25th, 2009 Reception: Saturday, June 13th, 6-9pm For more than 40 years,…

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Cerámica de la Tierra

Posted on Feb 28th, 2009

Cerámica de la Tierra:  The Pre-Columbian Tradition with contemporary works by Luis Bermudez and Francisco "Pancho" Jiménez February 28 - May 9,…

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Robert Sperry: Bright Abyss

Posted on Aug 30th, 2008

August 30th - November 8th, 2008 Artist Reception, Saturday, September 13th, 6-9pm Robert Sperry, Bright Abyss is a retrospective…

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Pueblo Clay, America’s First Pottery

Posted on May 17th, 2008

May 17th to July 12th 2008 To establish historical context, Pueblo Clay, America’s First Pottery begins with a representative sampling of the…

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Ohr Rising: The Emergence of An American Master

Posted on Dec 8th, 2007

  Organized by the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi December 8, 2007 - February 23, 2008. Opening Reception Saturday,…

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Mata Ortiz Pottery: A Forty-Year Phenomenon

Posted on Jun 9th, 2007

Contemporary Mexican pottery created in a remote Chihuahua villa. June 9 - August 25, 2007 Opening Reception & Book Signing by Walter Parks…

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