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Architecture and Ceramics: A Material for the Ages

Date: 10/31/2011 - 12/17/2011

Time: All Day Event

Location: HGA Gallery Rapson Hall

Cost: Free


Architecture and Ceramics: A Material for the Ages
October 31 – December 17

Architecture and ceramics are fundamental cultural forms. Both share a central concern with formal issues such as scale, the relationship between inside and outside, and the containment of space. And both engage the physical together with the philosophical, encompassing both a building or artifact and the ideas it embodies. The kinship between architecture and ceramics draws upon the physical materials they use and the formal and conceptual problems they address. Ultimately, however, what binds them together is their shared connection with human use, and human life—and art. This photographic exhibition illuminates the rich and complex relationship between architecture and ceramics from the ancient world to the present featuring works by major architects Antoni Gaudí, Louis Sullivan, Raymond Hood, Carlo Scarpa, Oscar Niemeyer, and Renzo Piano, as well as artists Robert Arneson, Nino Caruso, Bill Daley, Nina Hole, Charles Simonds, and Betty Woodman.

Curated by Robert Silberman.

GMD programs funded in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Name: Goldstein Museum of Design
  • E-mail: gmd@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-7434
  • Sponsored by: Goldstein Museum of Design, College of Design

More information: http://goldstein.design.umn.edu/index.html

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Goldstein Museum of Design at 612-624-7434 or gmd@umn.edu.

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