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Stoneware jar by David Drake

Event Details

January 11, 2023
4:00 pm –5:30 pm





Event Description

Join The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the High Museum of Art, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art for a collaborative virtual workshop for K–12 educators in connection with the exhibition Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina.

This exhibition features ceramic storage jars made by enslaved potter and poet David Drake (“Dave the Potter”) in the nineteenth century, alongside other pottery of the same era and region, accompanied by contemporary artistic responses. In this workshop, curators Adrienne Spinozzi, Jason Young, and Ethan Lasser will share their vision and goals for presenting this work, the process of developing the show, and the importance of context when teaching with this work. Participants will leave with a solid foundation of content knowledge related to the show along with practical strategies for using some of the featured works in their classrooms.

Banner Image: David Drake (American, 1801–ca. 1870s), maker, Jar, 1858, Alkaline-glazed stoneware.