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Member Opening Reception Ceramics in the Expanded Field


  • Archive, Members Event

  • Saturday, October 16, 5:30pm
  • $20 Not-yet-members
    Free for members
  • Building 4

Join us for the opening of Ceramics in the Expanded Field, an exhibition bringing together the work of eight artists who are changing the way we think of clay. A performance by artist Armando Guadalupe Cortés will take place at 6:30pm in the galleries.

Ceramics in the Expanded Field brings together a group of eight artists whose ambitious works integrate ceramics—a medium that has long been siloed and marginalized—with disciplines ranging from photography and video to painting and performance. While they push ceramics beyond its traditional functional forms, these artists simultaneously connect their work to the complex material and social histories of pottery as well as other crafts that lie outside usual fine art definitions, including basket-weaving, furniture design, building trades, and lowrider culture.

This event is free for MASS MoCA members. Not yet a member? Become one here.

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  • This event will take place inside MASS MoCA’s galleries and on the Dré Wapenaar pavilion.
  • Masks are required for all indoor spaces, except while eating and drinking, regardless of vaccination status.
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ROAM logo Logo for Canada Council for the Arts, abstract tree form with Canada Council for the Arts in english and french

Armando Cortes
A Descansar en la Gloria (Rest in Glory), 2017
Performance still
Courtesy of the artist