On View
Nov 7, 2003–Jan 4, 2004

This exhibition re-introduced Illinois to its greatest potters, the brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick, and their Anna Pottery (1859-96).  Anna Pottery: Plagiarism as Art focused on the brothers' large-scale incised works which obsessively reproduce texts from quirky yet mundane sources like telephone books and corporate reports.  Ahead of its time, the Kirkpatricks' work is forerunner to both the outsider art and pop art of today. This was part of KAM's Featured Works Series (XIV).

Exhibition programming

November 9
1 pm: Second Sunday Gallery Tour
Guided tour of the exhibition led by exhibition curator Richard D. Mohr


Guest Curator: Richard D. Mohr