State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
Date:
Wednesday, October 04, 2023
Time:
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location:

Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109 

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A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
About This Event

The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates. These plates were manufactured mostly in the 1940s by Vernon Kilns in California and were collected one-by-one until the Wortman collection grew to over 400 plates. There are many variations for each state, including shapes, colors, and design elements. Many have descriptive commentary about the state on the back of the plate. While looking at the plates, and searching for your own home state plate, note the illustrations of historic places and notable people of interest based on the views of mid-century Americans.

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Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109 

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State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art
State Plates: Ceramics from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is pleased to share the joy of two avid collectors, Robert E. and Mary T. Wortman, through this exhibition of commemorative earthenware state plates.
Event runs September 05, 2023 - December 01, 2023
A Michigan state plate art next to a Massachusetts plate art