A new exhibition at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) features a selection of ninth- to eighteenth-century ceramics from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. On their own, these pieces are lovely. But notes from the SFO Museum explain how these pieces also tell the story of how “the exchange of ceramics, an important trade good, informed design styles and production techniques across a vast geographical region” and include Persian fritware, blue-and-white export porcelain, Korean and Thai celadon, and Vietnamese stoneware excavated from a shipwreck off the country’s central coast.
Pan-Asian Ceramics: Export, Import, and Influence is located pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby at San Francisco International Airport through June 23, 2013.
Here’s a link to an online exhibition of a dozen images from the show.