GARDINER SIGNATURE LECTURE SERIES


The Gardiner Signature Lecture Series returns with an outstanding roster of speakers including Bertrand
Rondot, Chief Curator of Versailles, who will discuss the history of
porcelain at the famed French palace, and David Pendergast, former Vice
President of Collections & Research at the ROM, who will offer
insight into the rich and colourful material culture of the ancient
Maya.
 
 
Harlequin Romance: Europe’s love affair with Commedia dell’Arte
Speaker: Domenico Pietropaolo
February 25, 6:30 – 8pm
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The Spectrum of Power: Colour Symbolism and the Ancient Maya
Speaker: David Pendergast
May 18, 6:30 – 8 pm
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Versailles: The Porcelain Palace
Speaker: Bertrand Rondot
June 8, 6:30 – 8 pm
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Life, Love, and Plenty to Drink: English Pottery, 1625-1740 
Speaker: Leslie Grigsby
September 14, 6:30 – 8 pm
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An Evening with Garth Clark
Speaker: Garth Clark
September 28, 6:30 – 8 pm
COMING SOON

Made in China: 500 Years of Chinese Export Ceramics
Speaker: William Sargent
October 26, 6:30 – 8 pm
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Minton and Japonisme: the Victorian Obsession with Japan
Speaker: Jeffrey Ruda
November 8, 6:30 – 8 pm
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Header image: The Greeting Harlequin, Germany, Meissen, c. 1740, Gift of George and Helen Gardiner

Lecture | Garth Clark: Speaks about a New Art World, at MECA, Maine College of Art, Portland on October 28

The talk, Ceramics + Art, Rebooted, is a continuation of the
spirited debate Clark began recently in Copenhagen and Oslo about the
forceful entry of the medium into the fine arts world. Dozens of
exhibitions featuring ceramics and clay are taking place each month and a
new canon of leading artists is being chosen and established partly
from the ceramics world and partly from non-specialist fine arts
including Arlene Shechet, Johan Creten, Sterling Ruby, Theaster Gates,
Ai Weiwei, Nick Cave, Adrian Villar Rojas, Ron Nagle and others. As
Clark explains, “the role of deciding which ceramics is now indeed art
has been totally lost to the fine arts. The question is, are they doing a
better job than we did? And the answer is often (but not always) yes.
It’s an exciting new era.”
Maine College of Art, located at 522 Congress Street in the heart of Portland Maine’s Arts District. Lecture: 12 p.m.
in Osher Hall (Second Floor). A roundtable discussion will follow the
lecture in the MECA Cafe just outside of the lecture hall.

Find out more here.

job posting: CFile Executive Director

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Jobs | CFile Seeks Part-Time Executive Director with Fundraising Experience

CFile, the global community for ceramic creatives, is seeking a
part-time executive director to help our organization with fundraising.
We’re looking for a professional person who wants the challenge of
growing a small, but vibrant nonprofit.

The hours are half-day. Applicants must be residents of New Mexico, living preferably in or near Santa Fe.

Starting Sept. 1, the director will be responsible for managing CFile
Foundation and its fundraising program. Applicants must have some
experience working for art organizations. CFile will also consider
applications from suitably-qualified consultants.

The director may work from his or her home office (we do not believe in commuting) and he or she must be self-motivated.

To apply, please send a brief resume to CFile’s Chief Editor Garth Clark at garth@clarkdel.com.