"Earthly Vessels: African Ceramics"

In Spencer's South Balcony Gallery


  • Ongoing: until Sunday, February 7, 2010
  • Sunday: 12:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

The development of African ceramic traditions in agricultural and pastoral societies has yielded a diversity of vessels with unique forms, functions, and symbolic meanings. Vessels are not just or containers for food, water and other necessities of life; they also symbolize life itself from creation to culmination. Drawn from the Spencer’s collection by Nancy Mahaney, SMA Curator of Arts & Cultures of the Americas, Africa, and Oceania, this exhibition of African ceramics will explore the form, function, and meanings of ceramic vessels from across the continent.

This event was posted Sept. 1, 2009 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014


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