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New artwork to the collection on display at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

This news story was published on November 17, 2018.
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MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new artwork by contemporary ceramic artist Peter Pincus. The piece was purchase with funds given by the Chang family, and other generous donors, in memory of Betty Chang.

The new artwork, titled A Sibling System (Vessel B), was created in 2016. It is a ceramic piece made of porcelain, gold luster and PC-11.

Born in Rochester, NY, Peter Pincus is a ceramic artist and instructor. He joined the School for American Crafts as Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics in fall 2014. Pincus received his BFA (2005) and MFA (2011) in ceramics from Alfred University, and in between was a resident artist at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, California. Since graduate school, Peter worked as the Studio Manager and Resident Artist Coordinator of the Genesee Center for Arts and Education in Rochester, NY, Adjunct Professor of three dimensional studies at Roberts Wesleyan College and has established a studio in Penfield NY.

Pincus’s work has been exhibited in venues such as the Salon Art + Design, SOFA Chicago, Collective Design, Lewis Wexler Gallery, Duane Reed Gallery, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Ferrin Contemporary, Greenwich House Pottery, and National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections. You can learn more about Pincus’s artwork at

The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is free and open to the public.

Museum hours:
Tuesday, Thursday – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Monday – Closed

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