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    Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections
    JANUARY 26 – APRIL 20, 2014

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  • Jules Tavernier: Artist and Adventurer
    FEBRUARY 16 — MAY 11, 2014

    Jules Tavernier, A Balloon in Mid-Air, 1875. Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 in. Courtesy of North Point Gallery, San Francisco.

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  • Manitou Springs with Pikes Peak in the Distance, 1888

    Manitou Springs with Pikes Peak in the Distance, 1888


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Craters from Fire: Ceramics by James Lovera

July 22 – October 8, 2006

From his earliest decorative wares, dating from the late 1940s, to his masterfully thrown bowls and bottles, James Lovera has been central to the Golden State's development of a vibrant and innovative ceramics tradition. The color and texture of his vessels make them immediately distinctive—earthy and raw in some instances, exploding supernovas of lustrous color in others. He seeks perfection in both technique and glazing, but also welcomes the chance effects created in the kiln. "I'm playing with fire every time," he jests. Craters from Fire features more than fifty works in stoneware and porcelain. Assembled from the artist's own collection and those of ardent private collectors, early and mature works are brought together for the first time in celebration of Lovera's accomplishments.


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216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Thu: 10 AM – 9 PM
Closed Mondays*, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
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