Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

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Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum is located in New York
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
Location in New York State
LocationMaun and Pine Streets
Alfred, New York
Coordinates42°15′23″N 77°47′19″W / 42.25639°N 77.78861°W / 42.25639; -77.78861Coordinates: 42°15′23″N 77°47′19″W / 42.25639°N 77.78861°W / 42.25639; -77.78861
OwnerAlfred University

The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, United States houses nearly 8,000 ceramic and glass objects by internationally known ceramic artists.[1] While originally housed in 1,500 sq. ft. of exhibition space in the New York State College of Ceramics' Binns-Merrill Hall, the museum's new building was constructed in 2010 by KMW Architects[2] to allow the museum to grow since the village of Alfred is known as a ceramics mecca.[3]

Its collection includes ancient ceramics of anthropological interest, examples of historical and contemporary ceramic art and craft, and advanced ceramics created utilizing advanced ceramic engineering technology. While the museum has a public gallery on the second floor of Binns-Merrill Hall on the Alfred University Campus, the majority of its ceramic collection is housed in storage, awaiting completion of the new museum building. The new building will be located on the site of the former Davis Gym, on Pine Street just past its intersection with Main Street. Construction began June 2014 on a $10 million Alfred Museum of Ceramic Art. The university received a private donation to cover the cost of the new museum.[4]

The museum is a teaching and research facility, and part of Alfred University.


  1. ^ Baker, Katherine (2013-03-22). "Things to Do: Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art". Houghton Star. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  2. ^ "Alfred University Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art Center for Ceramic Education". KMW Architects. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  3. ^ Wemett, Laurel C. (Spring 2005). "Mecca for Ceramics". Life in the Finger Lakes. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  4. ^ Alfred University Press Release (2014-06-04).Ceramic Art Museum Construction To Begin.Retrieved 2014-04-06.

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