Noh Theater Robe Detail

Highlights of the Collection: Noh Theater Robe

In the Japanese tradition of Noh theater, genders and types are revealed through traditional and ritualized actions, and are coded within the costumes. In the case of this short-sleeved silk robe, or kosode, the auspicious symbols embroidered thereon indicate the types of characters by whom it might be worn. This embroidery technique, called karaori, first […]

Mason, John, Platter, 1957, stoneware, glazed, 25 in. x 21 in. x 4 in., Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer

The Williamson’s Year at a Glance, 2018 – 2019

2018-2019 offers an exciting roster of exhibitions focusing on celebrated ceramic artists and early photography.

John Mason, Untitled (Firebrick Installation), 1973, Photo by the artist, John Mason Archives

John Mason: Meditation on Material, Aug. 25 – Oct. 21

John Mason, one of the greatest ceramic artists of the mid-20th century, was a visionary in his work with clay and space. These aspects of his work are the focus of this exhibition.