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Tuesday Talk | Figure and Form: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection
Start Date: 12/13/2016Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 12/13/2016End Time: 1:30 PM

Event Description
Join collector Keith Achepohl for a slide presentation focusing on Figure and Form: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection, currently on view at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art now through January 29, 2017 in the Study Gallery. The exhibition features 17 ceramic vessels from Achepohl's collection and examines how African potters - who are primarily women - have created unique and innovative ceramic vessels for domestic and ritual use. Made by hand and often fired in the open, these vessels embody an immediacy of form and a deceptive simplicity that reflect a deep understanding of material, process, and embellishment.

Keith Achepohl, an emeritus professor of printmaking from the University of Iowa who now lives in Eugene, Oregon, was one of the early collectors and champions of African ceramics. As a collector, he was drawn to the handmade quality of African ceramics, the anonymity of the potters, the endless variations of shapes and surface decoration, and their intrinsic value as humble yet beautiful works of art. Achepohl collected his first examples of African ceramics in Egypt in the mid-1970s, and, with the assistance and guidance of Chicago gallery director Doug Dawson from the 1980s to the present, has amassed one of the largest and finest private collections of African ceramics in the United States.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art  (View Map)
700 State Street
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6855
Room: Roger Hull Lecture Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Phone: 503-*370-6855
Email: museum-art@willamette.edu
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Admission / Ticket Info:
Tuesday Talks are complimentary.

General admission is $6, $4 for seniors and $3 for students 18 and older. Students 17 and under and children are admitted free. Admission is free for everyone on Tuesdays.

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