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Majolica Mania: Opening in January!

Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915, an exhibition and accompanying publication, will create new awareness and appreciation for nineteenth-century English and American majolica. Colorful, wildly imaginative, and technically innovative, this ceramic ware was functional and aesthetic, modern and historicizing. Its subject matter reflects a range of Victorian preoccupations, from botany and zoology to popular humor and the macabre. The exhibition will explore the considerable impact of majolica, from wares used in domestic conservatories and dining rooms to monumental pieces displayed at the world’s fairs.

Organized by Bard Graduate Center (BGC) and the Walters Art Museum (WAM), Majolica Mania is curated by Dr. Susan Weber, Founder and Director of BGC; and Dr. Jo Briggs, Jennie Walters Delano Associate Curator of 18th- and 19th-Century Art, WAM. The exhibition will be on view at BGC Gallery from January 16, 2021 – May 16, 2021, and at WAM from June 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022.

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Glorious Excess: Dr. Susan Weber on Victorian Majolica
BGC Founder and Director Susan Weber previews the upcoming Majolica Mania exhibition in Apollo Magazine. Learn More Button
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Eileen Gray Reopens
The BGC Gallery will reopen for a limited time, October 13–28, with timed and contactless entry, restricted occupancy, and social distancing. Purchase your tickets here. Learn More Button
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