The first exhibition in the Everson’s new ceramics gallery, A Century of Collecting celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Museum’s first purchase of ceramics for the permanent collection in 1916. 

From that initial purchase of 32 works by distinguished Arts & Crafts potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau, the Everson has amassed a premier collection of more than 5000 ceramic pieces, dating from ancient times to the present day. 

This exhibition presents a survey of works made by key figures in modern and contemporary studio ceramics, tracing the Everson’s role as a driving force in shaping attitudes about ceramics as a fine art medium.