The Bruno & Mary Moser Collection of Contemporary Ceramics
The Midwest Museum of American Art presents “The Bruno &
Mary Moser Collection of Contemporary Ceramics” beginning
April 5 and continuing through July 14, 2013. Bruno & Mary
Moser have collected studio pottery since they bought their first
piece as a honeymoon souvenir in 1962 at the Kellogg Pottery in
Michigan. Their once humble collection has grown to over 900
individual objects by more than 160 artists to date. The exhibition
features around 100 ceramic objects emphasizing functional forms
with some that border on the sculptural. Teapots, bowls, platters,
vases, jars, and lidded vessels make up the variety of forms
illustrated in the exhibit.
The Moser’s collection is, “some of the finest eye-pleasing functional pottery currently available from America’s and Indiana’s best ceramic artists.”, as stated in a recent exhibition brochure from the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Anyone who has interest in pottery making or collecting should not miss this opportunity to view a top-ranked Midwestern collection. In 2006 ceramic artist Scott Frankenberger interviewed the Mosers for an article appearing in, “Ceramics Monthly”, the seminal leading US magazine in the field.
Museum members and invited guests will have an opportunity to meet Bruno and Mary Moser at a special reception for the collectors on Sunday, April 14, from 1:00 to 4:00PM. An informal gallery talk will be given at 2:00PM.