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Minor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection

Minor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection

Bouchelle Changing Gallery
Open September 3, 2022 through December 4, 2022

The porcelain decorative arts at MOAS are from some of the finest traditions the world over. And the paintings on them are remarkable works for art in-and-of themselves. This exhibition highlights these miniature scenes, some of which were painted by highly-regarded painters, and discusses this mostly forgotten technique that was once considered essential for the well-dressed table.

Image Credit: Vienna, Austria. Royal Vienna C. Herr, Royal Vienna Pitcher, c. 1800. Porcelain. Gift of Susan de Forest Day. 76.01.054.04