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Media preview: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics exhibit at the Walters Art Museum

The Walters' Art Museum hosted the “Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics” exhibit from 2/23 - 5/11/ 2014.
The Walters' Art Museum hosted the “Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics” exhibit from 2/23 - 5/11/ 2014.
Tradina DeMary

On Wednesday the 19th of February in 2014, Walters Art Museum in Baltimore hosted an exclusive media preview for the opening of their new art exhibit titled, “Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics.” It was the biggest media preview affair of this Winter. Who knew one establishment could hold so much Japanese ceramic containers in one building. The “Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics,” art collection is a one stop shop for everything contemporary Japanese art from room dividers, ceramic vessels, inspirational poetry and felt flower making. Talk about an inspirational International assortment of art!

Art from The Betsy and Robert Feinberg Collection
Robert Mintz

The preview party took place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. serving complimentary refreshments. The agenda for the morning begin with registration and remarks. Next, came an exhibit tour hosted by:

  • Robert Mintz, Chief Curator
  • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott, Curators of Asian Art at the Walter

What can I honestly tell you about the “Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics,” exhibit. For starters, this art collection inspires it viewers to create something whether a flower arrangement or a piece of pottery. Two highlights of the exhibit include a metal gadget for holding inspirational thoughts and felt flower making board. Those interactive pieces of the exhibit bring such life to the ceramic containers collection.

Oh, did I mention during the preview party a raffle was drawn. Whereas, five randomly selected attendees received a gift bag. This new exhibit at the Walters is such a cozy comfortable place to gain some artistic inspiration. You should know the exhibition runs from Sunday, February 23 – Sunday May 11, 2014. Also, look forward to a free Gallery Talk on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 6-7 p.m.

Did you know? General admission to the Walters’ permanent collection is free, however the “Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics,” is a special ticketed exhibition. Nevertheless, this special exhibit is free between 5-9 p.m. during Thursday nights sponsored by Constellation Energy.

Be sure to check out the attached photo slideshow for a glimpse into Japanese culture at the Walters Art Museum.

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