Third Annual Booker-Lowe Lecture Rolling in Mud: 40 Years of Ceramics
Speaker: Peter Held Admission: Free
Peter Held has curated more than 100 exhibitions, including six national traveling ceramics shows. He has written numerous articles on contemporary art and crafts, and he is the editor and essayist of seven books. Held earned a bachelor's degree in studio art at the State University of New York at Brockport, and a master's degree in museum administration at Oregon State University. He was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana, and interned in the Asian Art Department at the Portland Art Museum. As executive director and curator of the Holter Museum of Art, he led a $2.3 million capital and endowment campaign. Since 2003, Held has been curator of ceramics at the Ceramics Research Center of the ASU Art Museum at Arizona State University. He also has served as a trustee for the American Craft Council and NCECA. Held and the ASU Ceramics Research Center received the 2007 C.L.A.Y. Award (Clay Lifetime Achievement of the Year) from Friends of Contemporary Ceramics, the leading U.S. organization of ceramics collectors, dealers, and curators.
The Booker-Lowe Lecture Series is made possible by a generous grant
from Nana Booker and M. David Lowe/Booker-Lowe Gallery.