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Mastering a Medium

Adelaide Alsop Robineau, a major figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and today considered one of America’s preeminent art potters, is known for her exquisite porcelains decorated with intricate carvings and crystalline glazes. This exhibition features more than seventy of Robineau’s works, a number of which were part of the Everson’s original purchase of Robineau’s porcelains in 1916, an acquisition that set the course for the Museum’s long-term commitment to collecting ceramics. On display in the exhibition are many visitor favorites, including the famous Scarab Vase, believed to be Robineau’s masterpiece.

Adelaide Alsop Robineau, Scarab Vase (The Apotheosis of the Toiler), 1910, porcelain. Museum purchase.