Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, will lead a tour of the exhibition "Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina" at 2 p.m. on June 19, 2013. Decorative arts historians coined the term "face jug" to refer to a pottery type created by the African-American enslaved community in the Edgefield district of South Carolina. The small vessel is turned stoneware with facial features (wide eyes and bared teeth) made of kaolin, a locally sourced clay.
This exhibition, organized by Claudia Mooney, assistant curator at the Chipstone Foundation, and the Milwaukee Art Museum, celebrates the formative African-American vessels and their aesthetic power, while discussing their cultural meanings within a community of Americans that lived under challenging circumstances.
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