Exhibition Details


Location: Asian Gallery
Dates: April 13, 2018
to December 2, 2018

Traditionally, Japanese ceramics emphasize the beauty of nature. Ceramic forms are often unadorned to highlight each vessel’s imperfections, simple elegance, and quiet balance. The clay, artist, and firing process all spontaneously influence the aesthetic of each ceramic created. Today, modern ceramic artists maintain many of these traditional elements while also incorporating modern innovations. Technological improvements to glazes, kilns, and clay refinement allow for a fresh new interpretation of the aesthetics of Japanese ceramics. 

 

Modern Simplicity is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum's annual fund.

 

Admission

 
Admission is free for Phoenix Art Museum Members, Military Members and youth aged 5 and under. Not a Member yet? Join here!
 
This exhibition is offered to the general public for free during voluntary donation, free-access hours from 3–9 pm each Wednesday, from 6–10 pm on the First Friday of each month, and the second weekend of each month from 10am–5pm on Saturday and noon–5 pm on Sunday.
 
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Images

Exhibitions page and middle: Kiyomizu Rokubei, Fresh Water Jar, unglazed clay. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Elaine and Sidney Cohen.

Left: Shiro Otani, Globular vessel, glazed clay. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Elaine and Sidney Cohen.

Right: Hiroyuki Wakamoto, Rounded vessel, ceramic. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Elaine and Sidney Cohen.