The UA Little Rock Department of Art+Design is launching a new Windgate Distinguished lecture series. It will take place at 6pm tonight (January 30) in Room 101 of the Windgate Center on the UA Little Rock campus.
In this inaugural lecture of the Windgate Distinguished Lecture Series, Glenn Adamson will give context to Contemporary British Studio Ceramics from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection on view in the Brad Cushman Gallery, Windgate Center of Art + Design, January 16 – March 7.
Adamson will talk about the exhibition Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery, which he co-curated at the Yale Center for British Art in 2017. Surveying a century of creativity in the ceramic field, the exhibition rotated particularly around the encounter between tradition and modernity. Beginning from the famous Korean Moon Jar – an icon
for potters including Bernard Leach and Lucie Rie – Adamson will trace this opposition and the way it shaped the discipline.
Adamson is a curator, writer and historian based in Brooklyn, who works across the fields of design, craft and contemporary art.
A reception immediately follows Adamson’s lecture.