Fired at Davis

October 12, 2005 – February 26, 2006

Figurative Ceramic  Sculpture by Robert Arneson, Visiting Professors, and Students at the University of California at Davis, from the Paula and Ross Turk Collection

In the early 1960s, Robert Arneson began his tenure as a professor of design and ceramics in a modest temporary building, TB-9, on the campus of the University of California at Davis.  By the time of his death in 1992, Arneson and his colleagues had developed an art program of national prestige.  This exhibition of some 35 objects from the collection of Paula and Ross Turk explores Arneson's contributions and legacy through an examination of his work and that of visiting artists and UC Davis students such as Peter VandenBerge, David Gilhooly, Richard Shaw, and others who today enjoy careers as prominent ceramic sculptors.

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Robert Arneson
Double Profile, 1979Earthenware with glazes
17 x 13 x 5 in.
Art © Estate of Robert Arneson/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY