Marvelous Mud: Clay Through the Ages

Artist not known,  Bowl with Floral Medallions, Iran;  Safavid period,  1600s. Stoneware,  underglaze blue.  Denver Art Museum;  Gift of BJ Averitt. Artist not known, Bowl with Floral Medallions, Iran; Safavid period, 1600s. Stoneware, underglaze blue. Denver Art Museum; Gift of BJ Averitt.

June 11–September 18, 2011
The Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue between, Denver, Colorado
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The Denver Art Museum (DAM) takes a closer look at the medium of clay throughout seven exhibitions that are all part of Marvelous Mud: Clay Through the Ages. Celebrating the prolific and diverse material, Marvelous Mud reveals how clay has shaped culture, creativity, science and industry over time and around the globe. The museum-wide exhibition explores one major medium and illustrates its diversity and history through fascinating stories that span time and geographic location.

“For centuries, clay has been an important medium for artists. It has been used to make unglazed earthenware vessels, exquisite porcelains, and flamboyant contemporary sculpture,” said Margaret Young-Sánchez, chief curator and the Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Pre-Colombian Art at the DAM. “We asked our curators to dive into their collections and create inventive exhibitions around this rich material while also taking advantage of loans from around the world.”

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