June 10 – September 3, 2023


Featuring a range of arts and artists of the Catawba Nation from 1973 to present, this exciting exhibition centers around Catawba pottery, the oldest continuous ceramics tradition in North America, dating back thousands of years. Basketry, quilt works, and photography round out the exhibition to showcase the living traditions of Catawba arts, culture, and heritage.

This is a 50-year anniversary exhibition that builds off a 1973 CMA exhibition of Catawba potters recognized as pillars of excellence in their craft. Since then, the citizens of the Catawba Nation continue to preserve their heritage through artistic traditions and innovation. Resurgence and Renaissance: Art of the Catawba Nation Since 1973 includes some of the finest Catawba makers over the last half century, including those practicing today.

Shown in partnership with the University of South Carolina Lancaster. 


Recorded June 10, 2023

Opening Celebration Talk

To celebrate the opening of Resurgence and Renaissance: Art of the Catawba Nation Since 1973, visitors enjoyed a conversation between Brittany Taylor-Driggers, director of campus collections and galleries and associate professor of art and art history at USC Lancaster, Alex Osborn, visual artist, and Jackie Adams, CMA director of art and learning.


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A grant from the Coastal Community Foundation at the request of CMA member Bonnie Adams Kapp.