PORTLAND VASE: MANIA AND MUSE | Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Crocker Art Museum | Sacramento, CA July 9, 2024 - September 15, 2024 Featuring Chris Antemann, Peter Pincus, & Mara Superior

July 9, 2024 – September 15, 2024

CROCKER ART MUSEUM

216 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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The Portland Vase: Mania and Muse asks why and how a singular Classical vase becomes a legend, an “influencer,” and an artistic and commercial muse across time and place.

The Portland Vase, an ancient Roman glass cameo amphora, has resonated with artists, makers, collectors, and consumers for centuries. The Portland Vase: Mania and Muse asks why and how a singular Classical vase becomes a legend, an “influencer,” and an artistic and commercial muse across time and place to artists such as Josiah Wedgwood, Viola Frey, Chris Wight, Michael Eden, Nicole Cherubini, Clare Twomey, and Roberto Lugo. Featuring more than sixty-five artworks, this exhibition examines the role of brands in our culture, considers why Classical traditions dominate the artistic canon, and how that tradition might be reconsidered and disrupted.

Guest curated by Rachel Gotlieb, PhD.

CROCKER ART MUSEUM


Sacramento, CA | July 9, 2024 – September 15, 2024

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS


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American
b. 1970 Albany, NY
lives and works between Joseph, OR and Meissen, Germany

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b. 1982 Rochester, NY,
lives and works in Penfield, NY

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American, b. 1951, New York, NY
lives and works in Williamsburg, MA

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