The Museum of Ceramic Art – New York (MOCA/NY) was founded to
advance the appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of ceramics through
exhibitions, hands-on experience, research, education, and scholarship.
Our intention is to create a world-class museum devoted to ceramics
in a world-class city: New York City. While we seek a permanent, physical
site, MOCA/NY is currently functioning as a “virtual museum”,
sponsoring exhibitions, lectures, newsletters, and special events, as
well as this website, which we hope will serve as a vital resource for
the clay community.
is intended to serve as a public forum for the interdisciplinary investigation
of the universal experience and appreciation of ceramics, exploring
the field from “need” through “style”. We will
offer the broadest possible experience of ceramics, from its earliest
beginnings to the space age. Ranging from ancient ceramic traditions
to art and studio pottery to cutting-edge installations, our exhibitions
and programs will provide the general public, as well as specialists,
with educational resources for the study of ceramics as an art form
and in industrial applications.
another essential part of its main agenda, the Museum of Ceramic Art–New
York will survey North and South American, European, Asian, and African
ceramics from their historical and contemporary perspectives, as well
as the evolution of their respective styles.