Hidden in Plain Sight: Meanings and Messages in Ceramics, 1650–1950

Keynote Address & Reception
Friday, September 21, 2018, 6 p.m.

​Symposium Presentations
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet Street

Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, begins the celebrations for its 20th anniversary as a public collection with a symposium featuring international emerging scholars. “Hidden in Plain Sight: Meanings and Messages in Ceramics, 1650–1950,” invites scholars to discuss objects made for rare or unlikely uses, display, or celebration. Participants examine the use of ceramics as vehicles for concealed language regarding humor, courtship, diplomacy, learning, class, and contemporary culture.

Stay tuned for information about registration! Questions? Contact rienzi@mfah.org or 713.639.7800.

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