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New exhibitions at Art Museum of WVU to feature ceramics

A beautiful white and blue vase.
The Art Museum of WVU will unveil two new exhibitions in its galleries during an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday (March 2).

"Flowing Beyond Heaven and Earth" examines the dynamic interplay between millennia of tradition and recent years of rapid innovation. Chinese artist and curator Xiaoping Luo writes, "In Chinese contemporary ceramics, twined streams of heritage and innovation flow together to form a mighty river."

This exhibition is supported by the China Ceramics Industrial Association and the
Helme Prinzen Endowment. "Flowing Beyond Heaven and Earth" is organized by the Curator of Ceramics, Garth Johnson and the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramics Research Center in Tempe, Arizona.

"Form and Balance:  Ceramics from the Collection" is curated by Robert Bridges, the museum's curator, and Surisday Reyes, curator of Museo Nacional De La Cerámica in Cuba. The exhibition focuses on some of the highlights from the museum's diverse collection and features stylistically distinctive, functional work as well as contemporary non-functional approaches.

Support for "Form and Balance: Ceramics from the Collection" is generously provided by Bill and Linda Hagerty and the Friends of the Art Museum.

The opening reception for the exhibitions is free and open to the public. The museum's regular hours are 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday - Sunday. For more information on the Art Museum of WVU, visit

Photo Credit:
Yu Donghua, Chinese
Fresh Air Full Universe, 2013-2016
21 1/16 x 11 7/16 in.
Courtesy of the Artist