AMOCA Pomona Museum Essay

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ART 150, Ceramics 1
Due 10/15/14
AMOCA Pomona Museum, The largest Ceramics-only museum in the United States. Established in 2001 and opened in 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology. It is located in an area abounding with ceramic history and internationally recognized clay artists from the Arts and Crafts Movement, the 60′s Clay Revolution and the current Studio Pottery Era. Geographically, the building is located in an urban downtown district where art is an important element of the continuing and successful community revitalization program. The home community consists of a rich ethnic mix and a large academic constituency with approximately fifteen institutions of higher learning within an eight-mile radius. AMOCA champions the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach and studio programming.

If you like to see the work of true artisans, this is for you. The ceramics ranged from exquisite classic work to whimsical. There is also a gorgeous mural by California artist, Millard Sheets. We were there for about an hour, a few weeks ago, and I am still thinking about some of the amazing pieces I saw. There are several kinds of Ceramic which unique for Korea, Japan, China and Europe. I’m so interested when I saw Incheon’s ceramic, the atmosphere make me felt like in 200 years ago. Exhibitions and programming at AMOCA embraces a wide number of topics – all relating to clay. Within this broadly diverse community, the goal is to increase the aesthetic appreciation of clay as an art form and to assist our audience in unraveling the creative thinking behind the making of ceramic objects. At the same time, AMOCA provides confirmed clay enthusiasts with encouragement,…