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American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA)

Hours Open:
12:00PM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM (second Saturdays until 9:00PM)
12:00PM - 5:00PM

AMOCA (American Museum of Ceramic Art) champions the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach and studio programming. Founded in 2001 and opened in September 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology.

About the Museum
As an organization of vision, devoted to the arts, we believe that visual art experiences communicated through professional artists, workshops or gallery exhibitions, promote cross-cultural understanding and provide new perspectives and insights which enrich our lives. Exhibitions and programming at AMOCA embraces a wide number of topics – all relating to clay. Within this broadly diverse community, it is our goal to increase the aesthetic appreciation of clay as an art form and to assist our audience in unraveling the creative thinking behind the making of ceramic objects.


  • 51,000 square foot building
  • 5 exhibition galleries
  • 7,000+ ceramic pieces in the Permanent Collections
  • 3,000+ volumes in the Helen and Roger Porter Ceramic Reference Library
  • ceramics studio with 3 gas kilns, 4 electric kilns, salt kiln, soda kiln, glaze station and 9 wheels
  • museum store featuring collectibles and local and international artists

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