Concerning Clay

November 22, 2014 / 1:00pm

FREE with Museum Admission
FREE for Students with ID

This lively round table talk uses the exhibition Kirk Mangus: Things Love as a springboard to explore current issues and ideas on ceramic media in contemporary art. Noted art critic and historian, Janet Koplos, senior editor of Art in America from 1990-2009, will open the conversation with a "state of the field" address. Anderson Turner, Director of Galleries at the School of Art at Kent State University will moderate a rich panel including the chairs of major university ceramics departments in our region. Their discussion will consider Mangus's work along with broader considerations of materials, process, reception, and interpretation. 

Panel participants:

WILLIAM BROULLIARD, Chair of Ceramics, Cleveland Institute of Art

JANET KOPLOS, independent art critic and historian

EVA KWONG, Chair of Ceramics, Kent State University

ANDERS RUHWALD, Head of Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art

ANDERSON TURNER, Director of Galleries, Kent State University School of Art