Current Exhibitions

Quadrennial: Four Years of Spectacular Buckles from the U.S. and Abroad

April 7, 2018 – August 25, 2018 in the Studio Gallery

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Quadrennial: Four Years of Spectacular Buckles from the U.S. and Abroad is an invitational exhibition curated by artist Bryan Petersen, that highlights a selection of work from the past four World Champion Belt Buckle competitions (WCBBC). The exhibition will feature over 60 artists in the craft field of metalsmithing; exhibiting work comments on narrative themes, gender issues, politics, technology, religion, mythology, and mortality, among many other themes.

Visual Voices: Truth Narratives

March 14, 2018 - August 18, 2018 in the Main Gallery

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A NCECA ANNUAL EXHIBITION. 35 selected ceramic artists create powerful works that speak in a variety of visual volumes that touch on personal and global issues and emotions. Their narratives, whether literal or abstract, acknowledge that intolerances spawn racial, religious, class, and gender biases in every part of the world. Guest curated by Winnie Owens-Hart.


February 16 – May 6, 2018 in the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Storyteller features ceramic works by artist Jami Porter Lara, who uses a 2000-year- old clay process to make objects that resemble a ubiquitous icon of modern life – the plastic bottle. Her purpose is to reconceptualize the plastic bottle to better represent its function as a precious object – a vessel – capable of sustaining human life.

Upcoming Exhibitions

TRANSFORMATION 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials

September 14, 2018 - March 9, 2019 in the Main Gallery

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Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials features 54 exceptional artists’ artwork that incorporates found objects and materials for personal and global narratives, expressions, and aesthetics. The exhibition seeks out an international selection of artists redefining their medium to create work that is challenging and thought provoking; inviting us all to reconsider our notion of “craft.”