May 2, 2013

HMA to Welcome Robert Briscoe as Walter Gropius Master Artist

Contact: John Gillispie, (304) 529-2701, Ext. 307

The Huntington Museum of Art will welcome ceramic artist Robert Briscoe as a Walter Gropius Master Artist in May. Briscoe will speak about his work at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013. Admission to this public presentation is free.

An exhibit of work by Briscoe will be on view at HMA from May 4 through June 30, 2013.

Briscoe will present a three-day workshop at HMA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24-26, 2013. Call (304) 529-2701 for workshop fee information.

Born in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1947, Briscoe has worked as a studio potter since 1967. He apprenticed with functional potter James Vandergriff in Zarah, Kansas (1967-68) and later received a Bachelor of Science in economics from Kansas State University (1980). Briscoe was a founding member of the Upper St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour – now an annual destination for collectors nationwide – and remains one of the event’s principal organizers. He has received awards, including a McKnight Artist Fellowship (2001 and 2007) and a grant from the Jerome Foundation (1987). Briscoe has lectured and conducted ceramics workshops across the country. His work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, and The Art of Contemporary Pottery. He is represented in public collections such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery (Washington, D.C.); the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis); Arizona State University Art Museum (Tempe), and numerous private collections around the world. He lives and works on 31 acres of woods and fields in Harris, Minnesota.

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 is indebted to Roxanna Y. Booth’s son, Alex Booth, for his participation in the concept development of the Gropius Master Artists Workshops.

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