May 14 – July 24, 2005

Dorothy Jenkins Gallery

Pre-Columbian figurines, 20th-century Japanese bowls and flower bottles, 7th-century Korean jars and warming stands, Zulu beer pots, French, German, Spanish, and Italian bowls and plates from the 16th-18th centuries, and contemporary American sculptures and vessels. It’s a long and diverse list of objects, united by one very important thing: clay. From the Good Earth: Ceramic Artworks from the Permanent Collection brings together dozens of objects from five continents and 2,000 years of human activity. The exhibition will present the similarities and differences in the construction and use of ceramic objects from these many cultures as we celebrate this rich area from our Permanent Collection holdings.