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“Inner Lives: Cinerary Jars by Julian Stair and Rob Barnard”

Friday, March 27 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

An exhibition by ceramics artists Julian Stair and Rob Barnard at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design from March 3 – 27. Stair and Barnard have achieved international awards and recognition for their pieces that showcase the versatility of the medium while remaining utilitarian in form and function.

The subject of the exhibition is cinerary jars, but it is about the inner life of human beings. Julian Stair and Rob Barnard occupy a rather unique position in the ceramics field: not only are they makers, but also writers who have argued in countless articles about pottery’s ability to simultaneously operate on numerous levels to connect with our inner lives. They have sought in their work to restore the connection between works of art and the ordinary events, burdens, and suffering that make up the human experience.

 “Inner Lives” is a contributing exhibition with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference in Richmond from March 25-28.

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23220


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