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Ceramic Art Museum to Open New Exhibit in April

Work by Alfred ceramic artist Robert Turner will be on display at the Ceramic Art Museum.

Work by Alfred ceramic artist Robert Turner will be on display at the Ceramic Art Museum.

The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum on April 6 will unveil the second major exhibition of the museum’s first year: Core Sample: Additional Findings. A reception from 5 to 7 p.m. will formally open the new exhibit, and the event is free and open to the public.

“It’s a pleasure to open this collection of extraordinary ceramic art,” said Caitlin Brown, perations and program manager for the Museum. “We’re excited to share this collection with our patrons and the public.”

Brown noted Additional Findings is the second in a series of exhibitions that explore the permanent collection of The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. That collection features the art of renowned Alfred University ceramic art faculty, as well as other major 20th and 21st century American and international ceramic artists. In addition, the exhibition will include ceramic artworks of individuals whom the Museum calls “Ancestors” – ceramic artists of the ancient Americas, as well as Japan, China, Korea, Africa, and American Indian communities. Finally, the Museum’s collection includes works from its Master of Fine Arts collection, representing the astonishing creativity and intellectual rigor of artists who have received MFA degrees in ceramic art from Alfred University.

Museum personnel will begin work on the new exhibition when the museum closes for Alfred University’s Spring Break, from March 6 to March 13. The museum will reopen March 14 as work continues on Core Sample: Additional Findings.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission during regular hours is $5 for general public; $5 for senior citizens, and $3 for local residents for non-Alfred students with ID, AAA or military service.