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"Clare Twomey: Forever" At The Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art

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An important cup in the Burnap Collection: a salt-glazed stoneware vessel for caudle, a wine, milks, and spice drink. It's the earliest-known dated piece of English salt-glazed stoneware.

British ceramic artist Clare Twomey's interactive installations have been known to "produce feelings of surprise, wonder, joy, and introspection."

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Kansas City, MO – Twomey's new exhibition, "Forever," at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, features 1,345 objects, authored by the artist; it's an interpretation of an 18th-century salt-glazed stoneware caudle cup from the Museum's Burnap Collection of English Pottery. There's also an interactive dimension: visitors can apply to be the owner of one of the cups.

"Clare Twomey: Forever"
Bloch Building, Gallery L13
October 9, 2010-January 2, 2011


photos: Laura Spencer/KCUR

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