Catching Fire: Artists in Conversation



Join us for a day-long series of intimate conversations between MOA Curator Carol E. Mayer and eight artists from MOA’s new exhibition, Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary.

Witness hard-hitting discussions on racism, censorship, fragility and mass consumption and how they relate to the work of the artists and the world at large. In Playing with Fire, the artists defiantly and boldly challenge the notion that all things made of clay are required to be functional; in their works, clay is the medium to express opinions and offer commentary on the state of the world around us.

Program schedule

Racism with Brendan Tang and Judy Chartrand | 11 – 11:45 am
Censorship with Glenn Lewis and Debra Sloan | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Break: Light refreshments and cash bar | 12:30 –1:30 pm
Fragility with Ying-Yueh Chuang and Alwyn O’Brien | 1:30 – 2:15 pm
Mass Consumption with Ian Johnston and Jeremy Hatch | 2:15 – 3 pm

*Free with museum admission