Connoisseurship: The Art of Earth & Fire

April 9, 2019
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Tuesday, April 9, 6 PM

Please note: This event has been rescheduled from February 8 to April 9.

For centuries, Japanese potters have transformed humble materials—clay, ash and fire—into magnificent works of art, a tradition that continues to this day with the work of some of Japan’s most innovative artists. Join clay arts expert and gallery owner Joan Mirviss for this hands-on seminar navigating the intricacies of Japan’s functional and sculptural ceramic arts. Master topics as diverse as the history and development of ceramics, cutting-edge contemporary design and production, and the refined arts of handling, presentation, care and storage.

Limited to 30 participants. Tea and light snacks will be served.

Tickets: $60/$55 members, seniors & students

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Joan B. Mirviss is an expert and major dealer in Japanese art, specializing in ceramics, ukiyo-e prints and paintings for nearly forty years. As the foremost dealer in the field of modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics, she exclusively represents the top Japanese clay artists. Mirviss has organized and mounted over seventy exhibitions of Japanese modern and contemporary ceramics at her New York gallery and international fairs, bringing the work of celebrated artists as well as hitherto unknown talents to the attention of the American public. Widely published and a highly respected specialist in her field, Mirviss has advised and built collections for many museums and private collectors. Ms. Mirviss received her M.A. in Japanese art history from Columbia University, and has written books and articles on a wide range of Japanese art-related subjects as well as lectured at museums and universities in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Her clients include more than sixty museums throughout the world.

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • 6:00 pm