The Art of the Tile
On view April 7 - December 31, 2018
Ceramic tiles are one of the world’s oldest decorative art forms, dating back to at least the fourth millennium BCE. Tiles served both an ornamental and functional purpose, covering interior and exterior building surfaces as well as tabletops and other pieces of furniture. The Everson’s expansive ceramics collection includes over five hundred tiles made in countries around the world between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. This exhibition presents a selection of these tiles, many of which have never before been on view.