Collection Artwork
Toshiko Takaezu (Pepeekeo, Hawaii, United States, 1922 – 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States)
Untitled (white and black moon) [from Moon series]
c. 2000
glazed stoneware
object size: 23 x 22 x 22 in.
Gift of the artist in honor of Regis Brodie

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.

Tang Collective Catalog

Toshiko Takaezu’s hand-built moons each have a “stance,” a little lean, a part of their building process that you don’t find in the wheel-thrown work, and I love that about them. When I was her apprentice, Toshiko was in her 80s, and I particularly enjoyed helping her make these slab-formed moons—perhaps it was the occasion I could be closest to her creative process, working around the plaster slump molds, knitting the leather-hard clay sections together … This moon is a great example of her hand-built work, a marriage of simplicity, intuition, and beauty.
Thematic Collections
Pattern by Monica Andrews '19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.