University of Illinois: Lecture on African American Face Jugs
Sponsored by the Krannert Art Museum
September 16, 2021 | Jim McDowell
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At The Noyes House
Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM, and Object & Thing
September 15 – November 28, 2020
New Canaan, CT


“…the astonishing face jugs by African American sculptor Jim McDowell should remind us the racial injustice poising America when Noyes first built the house threatens us still.”

-Jesse Dorris

“An undeniable highlight happens to be the multiple works by North Carolina-based potter Jim McDowell whose ancestors were enslaved people…”

-David Graver