Exploring the Everson Museum (Part 2: Virtual Events)

The Everson Museum of Art has an extensive ceramics collection. How can a member of the public best access that collection? An earlier post described the Everson’s blog and how users can leverage that blog to access parts of the collection.

This post covers three additional online resources offered by the Everson: Object Study Sessions, a newly-announced “Salt and Pepper” zoom series, and virtual exhibitions.

Object Study Sessions

Garth Johnson, the Everson’s Curator of Ceramics, recorded 23 “virtual study sessions” on ceramics. These recorded video discussions take a deep dive into a wide variety of topics such as:

  • The Floating Bridge: Postmodern and Contemporary Japanese Ceramics exhibit
  •  Adelaide Robineau’s early porcelain work
  • A conversation with Rebecca Sive. about her collection of American women’s ceramics and the role that women played in the studio ceramics movement
  • A conversation about “Kitsch” with artist Ryan Wilson Kelly
  • An interview with Janet Koplos, former editor of Art in America, about her book, “What Makes a Potter: Functional Pottery in America Today”

All recorded Object Study Sessions are listed on the web page shown below (click here or on the image below go directly to the Museum’s site for recorded study sessions).

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Salt And Pepper Art/Food Series

The Everson recently announced a partnership with Salt City Market to bring people Salt & Peppera new art/food series via zoom. The sessions will consist of Museum-sponsored conversations between artists in their studios and chefs in their Salt City Market kitchens about culture, history, and technique. Pre-registration is required for each event. The first three Salt and Pepper events are:

Virtual Exhibitions

The Everson has a number of virtual exhibitions hosted on their website. These feature more than the Everson ceramics collection, but there are these specific virtual tours of portions of the Everson ceramics collection (some on YouTube, others 3D visualizations)

  • Renegades and Reformers: American Art Pottery
  • From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics
  • Vanessa German: de.structive dis.tillation

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