Author Archives: Claudia Mooney

Behind the Scenes: Analysis of a Face Jug

The exhibition Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th Century South Carolina, on view this past summer at the Milwaukee Art Museum (and currently on tour through South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia), provided us at Chipstone with a rare hands-on … Continue reading

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From the Chipstone Collection–Of Ghosts and Speculation

Those of you that have been through Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th Century South Carolina might be wondering what the big silvery face jug is and how it fits into the exhibition. It’s a contemporary artwork by artist … Continue reading

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Face Jugs: Art and Ritual

Last month I wrote about the Chipstone Foundation’s new acquisition, an early Edgefield face jug with writing on the back. Since then, our curatorial team has uncovered the meaning behind the elusive inscription. Before revealing this discovery, I’ll catch you … Continue reading

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Chipstone Foundation Acquisition–Face Jug

The Chipstone Foundation’s upcoming exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-century South Carolina opens April 26. I will write more about the exhibition next month, but I want to give you a preview of … Continue reading

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From the Chipstone Collection- Puzzle Jug

My form has puzzled many a fertile Brain The brightest Wits my Liquor could not gain And still profusely spill it on the Ground The Reason is no Suction they have found Now honest Friend advance thy Genius try Spill … Continue reading

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