Posted by Marc Leuthold

115 voulkos momaDid you know that Peter Voulkos had a solo exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in 1960, following his exhibit in the futuristic Ed Stone-designed USA Pavilion at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958?  In those years Ceramics had made some headway as an accepted artistic medium.  Learn more about how ceramics is gaining wider acceptance in the art world.

 

 Mathew Marks Gallery Director of New York City, Jeffrey Peabody, showing the bottom of a 2000's Ken Price sculpture

Ken Price had early exhibits at top drawer West Coast Ferus Gallery.  (One of his 1950’s exhibit announcements features him on a surf board riding a wave with arms triumphantly outstretched over head.) The lecture will feature many interesting images and facts about this and many other artists.  In recent years, ceramics in New York have been exhibited in highly respected galleries not previously associated with ceramics.  This highly promising integration into the Fine Arts could bode well for the future of the medium.  An end to the stigma of the “craft medium” and segregation could finally be at hand. Learn more about how ceramics is gaining wider acceptance in the art world on Thursday at 11:15 in Ballroom B/C

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