Museum will reopen to the public on June 19, 2021!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the American Museum of Ceramic Art will be opening to the public for appointment-based viewing starting Saturday, June 19, 2021.

One year ago, AMOCA was preparing for the opening of Making in Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics. When the museum closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, AMOCA staff moved exhibitions online, rolled out some of the first digital tours for students and educators in Southern California, partnered with the California Botanic Garden to produce the exhibition Clayfornia, hosted two digital exhibitions of work by High School Students, debuted a newly redesigned website, completed our internship commitments remotely, and hosted numerous events that drew hundreds of participants.

And now we invite you—finally!—to join us in the exhibition galleries at AMOCA. In addition to New Acquisitions: Julianne and David Armstrong and Artists of Mettlach, AMOCA will open two new exhibitions in June. Don Reitz: Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Reitz’s well-known, but understudied, “Sara Series.” Two on a Lot, Three on the Tree is Amy Santoferraro’s site-specific installation in the Vault Gallery, and the latest in her series of found-object works.

We will be following the safety protocols and practices of Los Angeles County, including required masks, social distancing, a limited number of people in the building at one time. Additional reservation and admission information will be posted shortly.

We look forward to even more festive celebrations in the fall, when we are (hopefully) able to gather in larger numbers. For now, we are delighted that we can open our galleries and welcome you inside.

With gratitude,

Beth Ann Gerstein
Executive Director