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Curator Tour: Life as a Unity

A standing white porcelain sculpture

Ruth Duckworth (1919–2009) referred to herself not as a potter or ceramicist, but as a “sculptor with clay.” The special exhibition Life as a Unity takes her at her word, foregrounding her sculptural production and engagement with the natural world.

Join exhibition curator Laura Steward for a guided tour of the exhibition and discussion of Duckworth's work across a prolific period in Chicago and at the University of Chicago.

FREE. Registration has closed. Walk-ins will be welcome as space allows. 

Image: Ruth Duckworth, Untitled, 1976, Sculpture, slab built porcelain, glazed and unglazed, 20 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 5 in. (52.1 x 24.1 x 12.7 cm). Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Gift of Barbara Balkin Cottle and Robert Cottle, 1986.306.