Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection, September 2022-January 2023, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH. Photo courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Photo by Pilar Conde.
Zoom Gallery Talks: Summer 2023
Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 5pm ET
Unexpected Dialogues: Japanese Ceramics in New Contexts
ZOOM Gallery Talk hosted by Joan B Mirviss LTD
Because contemporary Japanese ceramics are so versatile, they can stand in comfortable and even intriguing conversation with all kinds of art. Encompassing a wide variety of forms, styles, surface treatments and patterning, their many alluring aspects speak to other artworks from vastly different cultures and time periods. The resulting dialogues enrich our understanding of not only the juxtaposed art but also of the people who have thoughtfully brought them together.
In this ZOOM Gallery Talk, expert panelists show us the many new contexts that they have discovered for contemporary Japanese ceramics. With curator Heather Brown, collectors Nancy and Joe Keithley examine their extraordinary interdisciplinary collection and how it was displayed privately and then publicly at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Curator Mari Hanazato, who was part of the Musée Tomo in Tokyo from its inception, explores how a museum's physical space is integral to sparking unexpected dialogues between artworks and among visitors. New York-based collector Matthew Nimetz expands upon his reflections in the 2019 book, The Allure of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, and talks about living with a diverse collection built over decades.
HEATHER LEMONEDES BROWN, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
MARI HANAZATO, Curator, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum and former Chief Curator of Musée Tomo, Tokyo
NANCY AND JOE KEITHLEY, art collectors and museum patrons based in Ohio
MATTHEW NIMETZ, art collector based in New York
moderated by JOAN MIRVISS
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