Nature, Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection
This exhibition features more than forty contemporary Japanese ceramic artists who draw inspiration from ancient Japanese ceramic traditions and the natural world that has always influenced those forms. Select pieces are paired with Japanese photographer Tajiro Ito’s spectacular photographs of Japan’s natural landscape.
This exhibition of war works by Harvey Dunn coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI (November 11, 1918). Seven works from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will be on display in addition to those within our permanent collection.
Curated by the National Basketry Organization in collaboration with the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri, ninety-three objects in this exhibition provide an historical overview of American basketry from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its presence within the contemporary fine art world.