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1/18/2011-- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will present the third annual Booker-Lowe Lecture. Peter Held, renowned ceramics curator and author, will present Rolling in the Mud: Forty Years of Ceramics. Held has curated over 100 exhibitions, including six national traveling ceramic shows; has authored numerous articles on contemporary art and crafts; and is the editor and essayist of seven books. For eight years, Held has been Curator of Ceramics at the Ceramics Research Center, part of the ASU Art Museum at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He also has served as a trustee for the American Craft Council and NCECA. The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center and Peter Held are recipients of the 2007 CLAY Award (Ceramic Lifetime Achievement Award), from the Friends of Contemporary Ceramics, the leading organization of ceramic collectors, art dealers and curators in the United States. The award is given for lifetime achievement in advancing the field.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception to meet the speaker follows the lecture.

The Booker-Lowe Lecture is made possible by a generous grant from Nana Booker and M. David Lowe/Booker-Lowe Gallery.

When: Saturday, February 12, 2011
4:00 p.m.

Where: Frank Freed Auditorium
The Glassell School of Art
5101 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77265