Clay: Traditions in Shards

October 30, 2015 - August 29, 2016
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Clay: Traditions in Shards

University of Iowa Museum of Art Exhibition
Curated by Dale Fisher, 
Curator of Education, UIMA

In the past millennium, the historical debate over the distinction between art and craft in clay has transformed from an accepted assignment based on social hierarchies to a self-conscious art world struggle. As seen in the last few generations, artists working in clay have shattered traditional roles by refusing to accept that making functional work sealed your status as a potter or craftsman. By willingly accepting the challenge of making works that exert the same aesthetic agendas of painting and sculpture, two of the most traditional art forms, the line of demarcation between longstanding oppositional categories has never been so uncertain or more irrelevant.

On view through October 30, 2016. 

Bill Stewart, Duck Tank, 1976, Ceramic, Gift of The Friends of the Museum, 1978.34, The University of Iowa Museum of Ar

Companion Event
7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 3
Please join us for a gallery tour by 
exhibition curator Dale Fisher. 

This exhibition is organized by
Legacies for Iowa, a UIMA Collections Sharing Project, Supported by the
Matthew Bucksbaum Family
UIMA School Programs. 

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