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Yale University Art Gallery | The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery

It was exciting to pick up a copy of The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art from the Yale University Art Gallery the other day to find a portrait of Mrs. Schlenger that I photographed in June 2014. Many congratulations to Sequoia Miller, Jock Reynolds, Linda Schlenger and the entire Yale University Art Gallery staff on all of your hard work to bring this wonderful exhibit to life. 

September 4, 2015–January 3, 2016 @ Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Over the last 25 years, Linda Leonard Schlenger has amassed one of the most important collections of contemporary ceramics in the country. This exhibition features over 80 objects from the Schlenger collection by leading 20th-century ceramicists–including John Mason, Jim Melchert, Kenneth Price, Lucie Rie, and Peter Voulkos–alongside works in other media from the Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection by artists such as Hans Hofmann, Willem de Kooning, Isamu Noguchi, Mark Rothko, and Edward Ruscha. Although critically lauded within the studio-craft movement, works by these ceramicists are only now coming to be recognized as integral to the wider field of contemporary art. By interspersing these exceptional examples of the medium with other objects from this period, including painting, sculpture, and works on paper, this exhibition aims to reexamine the position of postwar ceramic sculpture within the context of contemporary art, highlighting the formal, historical, and theoretical affinities among the works on view.

Italy | Friday's Five no. V

Today is the final Italy blog post of this series. It's been so fun to share some of these snippets from our trip with you! Today's final five are:

(1)  The walk up to the Forum of Trajan

(2) A roman seagull in flight. 

(3) The dome of the Pantheon. 

(4) The view from the cupola of St. Peter's Basilica.

(5) A street view from Ponte alle Grazie of the Fiume Arno & Ponte Vecchio in Florence.

Italy | Friday's Five No. III

This week's Friday's Five from our trip to Italy are:

(1) A common moto scene from the streets everyday Rome.

(2) A bird in flight above the Colosseum, 

(3) A view from the balcony of the cupola of the massive St. Peter's Basilica.

(4) A bird's eye view from the Colosseum overlooking The Arch of Constantine.

(5) Looking through the outside gate of the Vittoriano Museum at the monument to Victor-Emmanuel II in central Rome. 

Italy | Friday's Five no. 1

In June, Matthew and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in Rome & Florence, Italy. I've absolutely loved processing the images from our trip and reliving our time in the Ancient City and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Over the next few Fridays, I'll be posting my favorite images from my favorite country. Below are today's Friday's Five: