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Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles

| December 28, 2016 | Calendar

The Crow Collection of Asian Art, in partnership with the Museo Internacional del Barroco, Puebla, Mexico, and the State Council for Culture and the Arts of Puebla, Mexico, announces the world premiere of Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles. This exceptional exhibition will feature historic works from the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City, contemporary ceramics from Talavera de la Reyna in Puebla, and a selection of historic Chinese ceramics from the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s permanent collection. Objects on view include loans from Museo José Luis Bello y González, Uriarte Talavera Colección Ventosa, The Ronald W. Longsdorf Collection, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Together, these works of art reveal a remarkable story that spans eleven centuries and three continents. The threads of this exhibition—depicting brilliant technological innovation and design showcasing the shapes and sheen of Talavera pottery made in Puebla—extend back through warring European kingdoms, protectionist Chinese dynasties, and burgeoning early Islamic empires, to the banks of the Euphrates in what is now Iraq.


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