This work was fired in an anagama kiln—an ancient type of kiln that originated in China. The anagama kiln uses wood as a heat source, rather than the typical electric or gas kilns that contemporary ceramicists often use.
August 20, 2020
August 13, 2020
Today we’re taking a peek at three pieces by Japanese Conceptual artist Kenji Nakahashi. In both Difference in Time and Time (B), the artist arranged and photographed clocks to make a statement on the subjective experience of time.
August 5, 2020
Rudy Autio is considered a pillar of contemporary ceramics. The way that he constructs and shapes his vessels is distinctive and a hallmark of his production. After building up a hollow ceramic cylinder, he adds rounded projections that extend the vessel’s curvilinear surface.
July 31, 2020
These paintings show three different styles of depicting landscape during a period of great artistic transition from realism to abstraction in the decades around the turn of the twentieth century. The earliest is a composition by Scottish painter John Williamson, who immigrated to the United States as a child.
July 6, 2020
The Chazen Museum of Art is now open. Hours are Tuesday–Friday, 12-5 p.m., The first, second and parts of the third floor of the Chazen building are open, with a limit of 25 visitors at a time.
June 23, 2020
We want to explore the collection with you online. On Family Friday, be an art explorer and download a project to do at home. Show us your artwork by posting it on Facebook or Instagram and tagging us @ChazenArtUW.
June 4, 2020
What is the story of modern sculpture? Art doesn’t always respond the way we expect it to. It is not always thematic. There are outliers. Chazen Docent Brian King deconstructs sculpture using works of art from the Chazen's permanent collection.
May 29, 2020
For this virtual tour, we feature the selections of Joyce Bromley, who’s been a docent at the Chazen for about 20 years. She includes three of the museum’s most well-known portraits in her regular tours.
May 26, 2020
Museum education assistant Serendipity Swanstrom-Stage has created playlists on Spotify inspired by the Chazen’s permanent collection. Listen to a beautiful score while you enjoy these […]
May 21, 2020
While the museum is closed, our docents have been leading us on “virtual tours,” sharing some of their favorite works digitally. Ann Schaffer has been […]