The Vessel: Form and Function, April 20, 2024-March 30, 2025

Joyce St. Clair Voltz, Coquetry in Red, 2018, porcelain with underglaze, 16 x 6 x 6 inches, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, gift of the artist, 2020.001.
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Clary Illian, Pedestal Bowl, about 2003, soda-fired stoneware, 4 ½ x 10 ½ x 8 inches, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Gift of Mary Westbrook and Dean Carlton, 2013.025.

The Vessel: Form and Function

April 20, 2024- March 30, 2025

A vessel contains.  It is a form that may seem simple and easily understandable, but its definition has grown to encompass a wide variety of meanings, and vessels can be found in many different materials, sizes, and shapes.  This exhibition explores the wide variety of vessels in the permanent collection and considers the many ways in which we can understand the form.

This exhibition and accompanying educational programming have been made possible in part by the Program Support Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council, which exists within the Iowa Economic Development Authority, members of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and contributors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.  Annual educational programming has been supported in part by Transamerica.