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Cool Clay: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Cer...

Cool Clay: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Cer...

Presented by Crocker Art Museum and Sacramento Area of Museums (SAM) at Crocker Art Museum

Note: The Crocker Art Museum is currently closed in accordance with county and state health orders.
Learn more about the exhibit here.

From raw textures to meticulous details, to glazes bursting with color, the works in Cool Clay represent one of the most exciting and expansive fields of contemporary art. This exhibition highlights a selection of notable acquisitions that strengthen the Crocker Art Museum’s ceramics holdings in both diversity and scope. These pieces represent the work of influential figures such as Rudy Autio, Jun Kaneko, Tony Marsh, Edwin Scheier, Nancy Selvin, and Akio Takamori, as well as more recent leaders like Peter Olson, Zemer Peled, Brian Rochefort, and Dirk Staschke. Although the artists pursue a great variety of approaches and techniques, each embraces the experimental and playful sensibility this versatile medium engenders. Spanning six decades of studio practice, this exhibition celebrates the ground-breaking achievements of 20th-century ceramists as well as those who today continue to reimagine the possibilities of working in clay.

Image: Zemer Peled (Israeli, born 1983), Untitled 1, 2016. Ceramic, 22 x 19 x 19 in. Crocker Art Museum purchase, Becky B. Krisik Fund and Marcy and Mort Friedman Acquisition Fund, 2018.47

Admission Info

Note: The Crocker Art Museum is currently closed in accordance with county and state health orders.
Learn more about the exhibit here.

Phone: (916) 808-7000

Email: cam@crockerart.org

Dates & Times

2020/07/21 - 2021/07/21

  • Apr 18, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Apr 22, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 23, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 24, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 25, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Apr 29, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 30, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 1, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 2, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • May 6, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 7, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 8, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 9, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • May 13, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 14, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 15, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 16, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • May 20, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 21, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 22, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 23, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • May 27, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 28, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 29, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 30, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 3, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 4, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 5, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 6, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 10, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 11, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 12, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 13, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 17, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 18, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 19, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 20, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 24, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 25, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 26, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 27, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jul 1, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jul 2, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 3, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 4, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jul 8, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jul 9, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 10, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 11, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jul 15, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jul 16, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 17, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 18, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
Location Info

Crocker Art Museum

216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Parking Info

Parking is available within walking distance of the Museum, including street parking, parking lots, and public garages.