Have you ever pondered the messages conveyed by works of art?

Join us for a special Member Experience at The Newark Museum of Art where art becomes the language of discovery. In these unique sessions, members like you engage in enlightening conversations led by our knowledgeable docents, exploring the nuances and stories behind some of NMOA’s most cherished artworks.

For this session, our esteemed docents Prudence Bradley, Yeon Soo Son, and Ellen Lambert will delve into the exquisite world of Asian ceramics. They will illuminate the rich history, intricate materials, and innovative designs that define the ceramic arts of China, Korea, and Japan. Beyond aesthetics, these ceramics reveal fascinating connections to politics and community, offering insights into why this art form is often distinguished as a “craft.”

Discover the profound artistry and cultural significance of Asian ceramics, and see firsthand how these creations echo centuries of knowledge and transformation.

Location: Main Building, North Wing, Arts of Global Asia

Registration is required.

This event is exclusively for members. Not a member? Becoming a member is easy, and the benefits extend well beyond our exclusive events. Discover all the ways NMOA membership can enrich your love for art. Learn more about membership and join us today.


Unrecorded artist, Bottle Vase with Raised Lotus and Banana Leaf Motifs, Qianlong Mark and Period (1736‑95), Qing Dynasty (1644‑1911) Porcelain with copper‑red glaze, 6 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (15.9 x 29.8 cm) Gift of Herman A. E. Jaehne and Paul C. Jaehne, 1941 | 41.2014 

Makuzu Kozan, Vase with Design of Cascading Blossoms, 1900‑1916. Carved and painted porcelain, 9 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (23.2 x 21.6 cm) Gift of Mrs. William S. Disbrow, 1923 | 23.2248