International curator and art theorist to talk ceramics at MAM presentation

Glenn Adamson

By Missoula Current

A senior scholar at the Yale Center for British Art will stop at the Missoula Art Museum this month to discuss the museum’s current exhibit and how it set a precedent for others working in the field of ceramic arts.

In connection with MAM’s current exhibit, “Nexus: The Lela and Rudy Autio Family Collection,” Glenn Adamson will talk about Peter Voulkos’ radical departure from early efforts in the medium of ceramics, and how it reshaped the possibilities for the others working in the field.

Those names include Rudy Autio, John Mason and Ken Price, along with more recent works by Arlene Shechet and Annabeth Rosen.

Adamson is a senior scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, and at-large editor of The Magazine Antiques. He also served as former director of New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, and headed the research department at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

The event, which takes place at the Hellgate High School Auditorium on April 27 at 7 p.m., is free for MAM members and students and $5 for the general public.