Mirrors of Clay

In 2012, I curated the exhibition Mirrors of Clay: Reflection of Ancient Andean Life in Ceramics from the Sam Olden Collection. Gathering ancient ceramics from the Mississippi Museum of art and the private collection of Sam Olden, the exhibition highlighted rare masterpieces of ancient Andean art and provided an overview of many different styles, cultures, and historical periods, including the Cupisnique, Chavín, Paracas, Vicús, Nazca, Moche, Tiwanaku, Lambayeque, and Chimú.

The exhibition was accompanied by a catalog published by the University Press of Mississippi.

The exhibition displayed several explanatory diagrams that were not included in the catalog, so I provide them below.

The diagrams were designed by Eric Huntington and may be used with attribution and for non-commercial purposes under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

Moche Ceramic Phases

This diagram is based on the research of Larco Hoyle.

Ancient Andean Ceramic Vessel Spouts and Handles

Vicús Ceramic Whistling Bottles

Teaching Curatorial Practice

I have also taught curatorial practice to students, leading them in designing exhibitions of teaching collections.

One of these exhibitions was Animated World, an exhibition of African art from the Anderson and Carroll collections at Jackson State University.

© Yumi Park Huntington 2020

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