december, 2016

tue13dec12:30 pm1:30 pmTuesday Talk | Figure and Form: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl CollectionTuesday Talk | Figure and Form: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Hallie Ford Museum of Art


Event Details

Join collector Keith Achepohl for a slide presentation focusing on Figure and Form: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection, currently on view  now through January 29, 2017 in the Study Gallery. The exhibition features 17 ceramic vessels from Achepohl’s collection and examines how African potters – who are primarily women – have created unique and innovative ceramic vessels for domestic and ritual use. Made by hand and often fired in the open, these vessels embody an immediacy of form and a deceptive simplicity that reflect a deep understanding of material, process, and embellishment.
Keith Achepohl, an emeritus professor of printmaking from the University of Iowa who now lives in Eugene, Oregon, was one of the early collectors and champions of African ceramics. As a collector, he was drawn to the handmade quality of African ceramics, the anonymity of the potters, the endless variations of shapes and surface decoration, and their intrinsic value as humble yet beautiful works of art. Achepohl collected his first examples of African ceramics in Egypt in the mid-1970s, and, with the assistance and guidance of Chicago gallery director Doug Dawson from the 1980s to the present, has amassed one of the largest and finest private collections of African ceramics in the United States.


(Tuesday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Hallie Ford Museum of Art

700 State Street Salem 97301


Gen Adm $6; Sr 55 $4; Students 18 and Educators $3; Youth 17 & under are free; Tues free for Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m on Sunday. Closed Mondays.