Robert C. Turner - American Ceramic Artist

Museums & Galleries

Recent Exhibitions

Robert Chapman Turner: Artist, Teacher, Explorer

May 31 - September 7, 2024, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection

February 22 - August 29, 2021, The Met Fifth Avenue

Materiality: Masterworks from The Miller Ceramic Art Collection

September 26 - December 29, 2019, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University

Kilns of Alfred: Transactions with Fire

February 21 - July 28, 2019, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University

Permanent Collections

Museums and galleries with Turner pots in their permanent collections. (Know of a museum or gallery that should be on this list? Contact us!)

Pitcher, c. 1955, Asheville Art Museum

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University

Permanent Collection

Asheville Art Museum

Black Mountain College Collection

Black Mountain College Museum

Permanent Collection

Currier Museum of Art

Akan IV, 1993

Everson Museum of Art

Permanent Collection

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University

Permanent Collection

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

de Chelly, 1983

Ife, 1997–1999

Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester

Bird Bath, c. 1950

Dome, c. 1993

The Met Fifth Avenue

Akan, c. 1994

Ashanti, 1975, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Ashanti, 1983

Asymmetrical Platter, mid 20th century

Shore, 1989

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Works of Robert Turner

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Covered Casserole, c. 1965

Hi Square, 1984

Canyon III, 1997


Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery

Early Vase Form, 1960

Squared I, 1981

Akan, 1984


Background images: (Top) Robert Turner in his Alfred studio, 1997/ John Wood, photographer. (Right) Robert Chapman Turner, ca. 1965 / unidentified photographer.
Source: Robert Chapman Turner papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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