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Oct 28, 2020

HMA to Present Virtual Ceramic Symposium on Nov. 5-8, 2020

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The Huntington Museum of Art will present a free virtual Walter Gropius Master Artist Ceramic Symposium on Nov. 5-8, 2020. The Symposium will feature six ceramic artists – Linda Christianson, Justin Donofrio, Sanam Emami, Chris Gustin, and Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish of Bandana Pottery.

The symposium begins on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at 7 p.m., with a free online public video lecture series, featuring all six Walter Gropius Master Artists and narrated by HMA Visual Artist in Residence Kathleen Kneafsey. To view these virtual programs, visit and click on the Ceramic Symposium tab at the top of the home page or go to HMA’s Facebook page.

A free virtual symposium workshop featuring artist demonstrations will take place on Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7. The schedule features Linda Christianson on Nov. 6, at 10 a.m.; Justin Donofrio on Nov. 6 at noon; Sanam Emami on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.; Chris Gustin on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.; and Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish of Bandana Pottery on Nov. 7 at noon.

The Symposium concludes Sunday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m., with a free virtual gallery walk led by Kneafsey through the Walter Gropius Master Artists’ exhibition at HMA. This exhibition continues on view through Dec. 6, 2020, at HMA.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. 

The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is funded through the generosity of the Estate of Roxanna Y. Booth, who wished to assist in the development of an art education program in accordance with the proposals of Walter Gropius, who designed the Museum’s Gropius Addition, as well as the Gropius Studios. The Museum in indebted to Roxanna Y. Booth’s son, the late Alex Booth, Jr., for his participation in the concept development of the Gropius Master Artists Workshops. 

For more information on events at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible. 

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.