The header image for Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay.

Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay will include work by Keiko Fukazawa. Pictured: Keiko Fukazawa, Homage to A. W. (detail), 2016. Porcelain, bicycle, fishing wire, round metal grid, black fabric curtain, fire cracker paper, fresh flowers.

On View:September 10, 2022–February 19, 2023
Member Preview:September 9, 2022, 2–4 PM
Reception:September 10, 2022, 4–6 PM

Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay – Exhibition Overview

A momentous reframing of the California Clay Movement and its legacy, this exhibition presents the work of 44 women artists from California born between 1890–1990. It will be the first exhibition to chronologize the evolution of ceramic in California solely through the work of women artists, and the first exhibition to be presented across all three of AMOCA’s ground-floor galleries (8,800 square-feet).

The exhibition is co-curated by Beth Ann Gerstein (Executive Director), Jo Lauria (Adjunct Curator), and Edith Garcia (Professor, California College of the Arts and University of California, Berkeley).

This exhibition is funded, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Humanities, and The LA County Department of Arts & Culture.

More information about the exhibition will be available in the coming months. For information about sponsorship, partnerships, or public co-programming opportunities, email communications@amoca.org.

Support the Exhibition

AMOCA welcomes the opportunity to work with you to craft sponsorship opportunities and benefits that suit your philanthropic and marketing goals.

Questions? Send us an email at membership@amoca.org.

Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Partner: ($5,000+)

  • Prominent recognition as a Presenting Partner in in-gallery signage and all promotional materials, including newsletter and social media blasts, and webpage listings.
  • Private tour for you and a guest with Museum curatorial staff
  • Invitation to VIP opening preview
  • Donor Wall listing for one year
  • AMOCA membership for one year
  • Business or name listed on exhibition webpage
  • Business or name listed on in-gallery signage
  • Business or name listed on all promotional newsletters and social media blasts

Patron Circle Sponsor: ($1,000+)

  • Invitation to VIP opening preview
  • Donor Wall listing for one year
  • AMOCA membership for one year
  • Business or name listed on exhibition webpage
  • Business or name listed on in-gallery signage
  • Business or name listed on all promotional newsletters and social media blasts

Sustaining Sponsor ($500+)

  • Invitation to VIP preview
  • Business or name listed on exhibition webpage
  • Business or name listed on in-gallery signage

Supporter Sponsor ($250+)

  • Invitation to VIP preview
  • Business or name listed on exhibition webpage

Sponsorship Form

Sponsorships can be completed online using the form below, or by sending a check by mail. All sponsorships must be received before the opening reception for the exhibition. Questions? Send us an email at membership@amoca.org.

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