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The Second Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium

February 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

FEBRUARY 27 AND 28, 2015

The Museum is pleased to announce the Second Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium with the theme Clay @ Play. Irony, Humor & Whimsy in the Ceramic Arts. Generously sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Peter D. Bunting, the symposium will bring together scholars, artists, and ceramic enthusiasts for a series of lectures that explore the theme by considering the subject in a broad array of historical and geographical contexts.

No registration needed. The Bunting Symposium is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

9AM: Opening Remarks

9:15AM: Kathy Butterly, ceramic artist – Keynote speaker
Continuous Change

10AM: Coffee break and free time to visit the galleries

10:30AM: Glen R. Brown, professor of art history and associate head of the Art Department at Kansas State University, ceramics historian and critic
Ceramics Comedy: Lowbrow Hijinks, Cool Kids, and Class Clowns

11:05AM: Robert Hunter, independent scholar, editor of Ceramics in America
Playing with the Past: The Ceramic Works of Michelle Erickson

11:40AM: Ellen Denker, museum consultant and independent scholar
Sermons in Stone: the Kirkpatrick Brothers’ Anna Pottery

12:15PM: Lunch and free time to visit the galleries

1:30PM: Graham C. Boettcher, Ph.D., Chief Curator, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art
Humor in American Ceramics

2:05PM: Don Wood, Ph.D., Senior Curator, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, Birmingham Museum of Art
Long Life and Happiness: Symbolism in Chinese Ceramics at the BMA

2:40PM: Joey Brackner, Director, Folklife Projects, Alabama State Council on the Arts
The Mysterious John Lehman, Master Potter

3:15PM: Closing remarks and thanks
Free time to visit the galleries

Click here to see the schedule for Friday!