The Museum of Arts and Design
Jerome and Simona Chazen Building
2 Columbus Circle
10019 New York
Stanley Rosen (b. 1926) came of age as an artist working in clay in the 1950s and 1960s, a period of time in which craft experienced an explosion of creative growth in the US. Within this context, ceramics was transformed from a practice devoted to the production of utilitarian objects to one that embraced clay as a medium of sculpture. The works on view, created by Rosen between 1959 and 1967, are excellent examples of this expansion of the field of ceramics into the realm of fine art. This new addition to MAD’s permanent collection complements and deepens the Museum’s distinctive holdings in mid-century craft.