"This is the first time a museum has ever explored one material across its collections, and I think Marvelous Mud will shatter expectations of clay, says DAM director Christoph Heinrich. Artworks range from Chinas fabled blue-and white pottery to Amazonian ceramics to contemporary artists who are pushing the boundaries. People wont want to miss our opening weekend, with Bob Smiths live pyrotechnic raku firing on the plaza, Robin Furutas demo on a potters wheel, artist Roxanne Swentzell working on her ten-foot sculpture in the gallery, and lots more, he adds.
Marvelous Mud gets under way today at 10 a.m. at the DAM, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway. Call 720-865-5000 or go to www.denverartmuseum.org for a full schedule of events and ticket information.
June 11-Sept. 18, 2011