Wednesday, June 7, 2023 • 12:00–1:00 PM • In Person
Join us for a special members tour of the exhibitions From a Gift to a Collection: Igal & Diane Silber, Waiting in silence (through the long years), and Making in Between: Queer Clay with Executive Director Beth Ann Gerstein.
This in-person event is complimentary for members. Would you like to renew or purchase a new AMOCA membership? Visit our membership page for details.
Bringing a non-member guest? No problem! You can pay the $9 guest-of-member admission fee when you check in at the front desk.
From a Gift to a Collection: Igal & Diane Silber celebrates AMOCA’s recent acquisition of more than 300 ceramic pieces collected by Igal and Diane Silber. The exhibition presents a selection of 100 works from this unparalleled collection, representing artists from Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim, and North America. Approximately 60% of the work shown has origins beyond North America, and about two-thirds of the objects on view in From a Gift to a Collection relate to functional forms and vessels; the other third are figurative, sculptural, or narrative.
Waiting in silence (through the long years) features new work by Southern California artist William Catling. Catling says, “The work projects an ancient, archaic oneness of humanity’s need for the internal search for direction and meaning. The work challenges the viewer to re-examine their relationship to the spiritual and to the need for an internal life. The art is an attempt to raise the viewer’s consciousness above the distracted, destructive and unaware content of much of contemporary life, to an upward and inward journey of spiritual transcendent experience, through the archaic, elementary order of the human figure.”
Making in Between: Queer Clay is the second major exhibition in the American Museum of Ceramic Art’s “Making in Between” series. The series brings together works by artists doing intersectional work and exploring common themes of identity, culture, and community. Queer Clay shifts the lens of the series from national heritage to explore broader influences on identity, centering queerness as an unapologetic presence.
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