arts 11.7.06

Contemporary Clay at Japan Society (Sponsored Email)

Exclusive MUG Offer:
2-for-1 admission weekdays throughout November 2006*

"Sophisticated, whimsical, sublime, innovative are just a few ways to describe the modern Japanese ceramists featured in this exhibit." — The Wall Street Journal

With more than 100 pieces from 40 artists on display at Japan Society through January 21, 2007, Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century is a vibrant survey featuring creative and iconoclastic works by the finest potters working in Japan today. Sumptuously lit and impeccably installed, the exhibition showcases a kaleidoscope of colors, forms, glazes, textures and sizes that populate the world of contemporary Japanese ceramics. Pieces range from finely crafted porcelains to rough-hewn vessels that revel in the "happy accidents" of wood-fired kilns, and to ironic objects that mimic newspapers, discarded trash and body parts.

Conceived and curated by Joe Earle, Matsutaro Shoriki Chair of the Department of Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Contemporary Clay celebrates the rich history of Japanese ceramics and those who have made lasting contributions to the art form over the past half century.

Japan Society Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Thursday: 11 am-6 pm
Friday: 11 am-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am-5 pm
Closed Mondays & major holidays

Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street between First and Second Avenues. For more information call (212) 832-1155 or visit

*2-for-1 discount valid Tuesday through Friday only. To redeem the offer, please present a printout of this e-mail at the admissions desk. Offer ends Thursday, November 30, 2006.

Image: Katsumata Chieko, Untitled (Mudai), 1998 [coral sculpture]. Stoneware, 8 5/8 x 11 x 9 in. (21.2 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm). Photo by Richard P. Goodbody. Courtesy Halsey and Alice North.

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