"I made this jar for Cash": The Long History of Ceramics

  • June 26, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    1934 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Ticket Price Free RSVP
Description

From ancient times to the present, pottery and porcelain objects have been essential functional wares while many are also fine examples of art, craft, and design.  Drawing on his experiences with the collections at the Yale University Art Gallery, Winterthur Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ward will examine some key trends in the long history of ceramics, focusing in particular on the Anglo-American tradition and some new avenues and opportunities for collecting and research.  In the process, he will put the collection of the Memphis Brooks Museum into an international and historical context.   

Join us for this lecture in the auditorium, with Gerald Ward, on June 26th at 6p.

 

 

Dave the Potter (ca. 1800-ca. 1870)

for the Lewis J. Miles Pottery, Edgefield County, South Carolina 

Storage jar

Stoneware with alkaline glaze

H. 19 in.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Harriet Otis Cruft Fund and Otis Norcross Fund (1997.10)

Date & Time

Wed, Jun 26, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue Details

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104 Memphis Brooks Museum of Art