From the Vault: Selections from the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Permanent Collection
Exhibition Dates: August 28, 2009-January 15, 2010
The fall exhibition at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art featured works from the museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition will highlighted the work of contemporary ceramic artists, as well as traditional Asian ceramics. The show includes a diverse group of artists including: Patrick Crabb, Peter Callas, Phillip Weaver and Kosmas Ballis.
The show also featured the museum’s collection of Asian ceramics which includes work by Shoji Hamada (1894-1978) and a collection of Sumida pottery. Today Hamada is considered one of the early leaders of the studio pottery movement in Japan and the United States. Sumida pottery takes its name from Tokyo’s Sumida River. The Sumida style of pottery was produced in Japan from the 1890s through the 1940s and is know for its running glazes and often includes figures from Japanese folklore