The Collector’s Eye: Appreciating and Collecting Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

December 13, 2006
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Lecture past event

Wednesday, December 13
6:30 pm

With an exponential increase of interest in the world of Japanese ceramics today from collectors, curators and dealers both in Japan and the West, it is increasingly important to understand the established Japanese systems for ceramic education, exhibition and promotion. Evaluating an artist’s work both technically and aesthetically and placing it within or outside of that context is essential. Established dealers and authors Beatrice Chang and Joan B. Mirviss are joined by noted collectors Dr. Victoria Chan-Palay and Steven Korff to discuss these and other aspects of collecting Japanese contemporary ceramics. Moderated by Richard J. Wood, President, Japan Society.

Followed by a reception.

Tickets: $10/$8 members, $5 seniors and students. Order tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.


Ticket-holders get free gallery admission to Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century until 10 pm on 12/13.

Image: Morino Tamei, Black and iron-red Geometric-design flower vase (Kokusho kagimon kaki), 2000. Stoneware. Photo by Richard P. Goodbody. Courtesy Halsey and Alice North.

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2006
  • 6:30 pm