From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
On View through November 19, 2017
Fujioka Shūhei (b. 1947), Vase, Japan. Ceramic.

Fujioka Shūhei (b. 1947), Vase, Japan. Ceramic. Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection. TL-35739. © Fujioka Shūhei

Kondō Yutaka (1932–1983), Jar, Japan. Ceramic.

Kondō Yutaka (1932–1983), Jar, Japan. Ceramic. Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection. TL-35751. © Kondō Yutaka

Kaneta Masanao (b. 1953), Sculpture, Japan. Ceramic.

Kaneta Masanao (b. 1953), Sculpture, Japan. Ceramic. Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection. TL-35753. © Kaneta Masanao

Nakashima Harumi (b. 1950), Sculpture from “Struggling Form” series, Japan. Ceramic.

Nakashima Harumi (b. 1950), Sculpture from “Struggling Form” series, Japan. Ceramic. Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection. TL-35733. © Nakashima Harumi

Kimura Moriyasu (b. 1935), Cup, Japan. Ceramic.

Kimura Moriyasu (b. 1935), Cup, Japan. Ceramic. Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection. TL-36766. © Kimura Moriyasu

On View through November 19, 2017
North Building - Level 5
Included in general admission
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This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. The works include pieces made by master ceramists who were designated as Living National Treasures in Japan, as well as by emerging artists. The diversity of these objects reflects both the continuation of tradition and new creativity in contemporary Japanese ceramic arts.

An illustrated catalog is available in The Shops and online.

From the Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is presented with the generous support of Robert and Lisa Kessler, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.