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Material and Meaning: Earthenware, Stoneware, and Porcelain from The Wolfsonian

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© Courtesy of The Wolfsonian­­–FIU
Material and Meaning: Earthenware, Stoneware, and Porcelain from The Wolfsonian

10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199
October 17th, 2012 - December 9th, 2012
Opening: October 17th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Tuesday- Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: noon - 5 pm
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modern ceramics

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Material and Meaning presents modern ceramics from the collection of The Wolfsonian­­–FIU to reveal the expressive and functional potentials of the three major types of clay. The exhibition shows how designers and artists have adapted the fixed material qualities of earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain to achieve diverse outcomes. From elaborately ornamented Art Nouveau vases to utilitarian salt-glazed stoneware, and from whimsical figurines to propaganda porcelains, modern ceramics have played a role in intimate, domestic spaces, in architecture, and in the realms of politics and ideology.