Purely Aesthetic: Non-functional Ceramics from the Permanent Collection

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Purely Aesthetic: Non-functional Ceramics from the Permanent Collection

EXHIBITION: August 16–October 6, 2024
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, August 17, 4-6pm

PHOEBE & BELMONT TOWBIN WING

Purely Aesthetic: Non-functional Ceramics from the Permanent Collection features 14 unique objects created by 20th century artists from the region. While Woodstock has long been synonymous with the renowned White Pines Pottery crafted in the Byrdcliffe colony, this exhibition sheds light on a lesser-explored facet of the region’s artistic legacy. On view is work by artists who have rejected the confines of functional pottery, and sculpted forms that transcend utility and delve into the realm of pure artistic expression. From the visionary mind of Mary Frank’s “Nude” to the whimsical charm of Carl Walter’s “Hippo” and the elegant depiction of Gela Forester’s “Caricature of a Redhead,” each object in this exhibition tells a unique story of creativity and innovation.

Curated by Nicole L. Goldberg, Executive Director.

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