Canton, Ohio — The Canton Museum of Art is pleased to welcome a major ceramics exhibition, Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse, which will be on view May 1 through July 20 in the lower galleries.
Waylande Gregory (American, 1905 -1971) was one of the leading figures in twentieth-century American ceramics. He helped shape Art Deco design in the United States. This exhibition is the first retrospective on the artist, highlighting more than sixty works including paintings, glass and ceramics, most notably four Electrons from his major commission for the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair, The Fountain of the Atom. This new exhibition premiered at the University of Richmond Museums in February 2013.
Organized by the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia, the exhibition is curated by Thomas C. Folk, Ph.D., an independent ceramics scholar. The exhibition will be accompanied by a 200 page hard cover monograph on the artist, which is titled "Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse." This is the first monograph on Gregory, which also serves as a catalogue for the exhibition, and is published by University of Richmond Museums.