Milwaukee Art Museum and the Chipstone Foundation bring ‘Face Jugs’ to South Carolina
Posted 11/19/2012 11:18:00 AM
For the first 10 years of my life I lived in a small city on Lake Michigan just outside of Milwaukee. Once or twice a year at my school, our teachers would herd us onto a bus to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, which was always a special treat.
The past has been brought together with the present for me as an exhibition has arrived at the Columbia Museum of Art
. MAM has teamed up with the Chipstone Foundation to organize “Face Jugs: African-American Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina."
This is a touring exhibition that is the first in nearly 30 years to bring together a collection of this form of African-American pottery. The show features face jugs from public and private collections such as USC’s McKissick Museum
, the New York Historical Society, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and a host of others.
Only one venue in South Carolina will be showing the face jugs, and that is the Columbia
Museum of Art. The exhibition will be up through Dec. 16. Click here
for more information.