Crocker Art Museum

Sacramento, California

(916) 264-5423



California State University Sacramento 50th Anniversary Exhibition

October 10 - December 7, 1997



Peter VandenBerge

Alberto Giacometti, 1985

ceramic, 36 x 20 1/2 x 11 inches


CSUS graduates have figured among the Northern California artists who have played an important part in the flourishing of recent ceramic sculpture. Among these significant ceramicists is Peter VandenBerge, whose large elongated, bust-length figures have been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States and in Europe. Giacometti, 1985 offers an excellent example of VandenBerge's simplified yet evocative portraits, and pays homage to one of the most influential 20th-century sculptors. Arthur Gonzalez, who studied with VandenBerge and Ruth Rippon at CSUS, demonstrates the range of contemporary clay sculpture in his elusive tattooed figure of a girl turned toward the wall, Math Problem,1984.

The Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 O Street in downtown Sacramento. Admission to the museum is $4.50 for adults 18 and over, $2.00 for ages 7 to 17; ages 6 and under are admitted free. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, and closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call (916) 264-5423.

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