Through exhibits, educational programming, and funding for contemporary artists as well as scholarly research, the Museum of American Porcelain Art is dedicated to preserving and promoting the American strand of the porcelain arts, an art form that took root in Han Dynasty China, flourished in continental Europe and Great Britain.
Established in 2014 by Richard A. Barone, a private collector, the Museum of American Porcelain Art is scheduled to open to the general public in 2017. Considered the first museum of its kind, it is located in South Euclid, Ohio, less than four miles from University Circle, Cleveland’s great cultural district, which includes the Museum of Art; the Cleveland Orchestra; the Institute of Art; and the Institute of Music.
The Museum of American Porcelain Art occupies a 26-room mansion built in 1928 that is a designated Ohio Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Museum of American Porcelain Art will open to the general public in 2017. In advance of its grand opening, we are offering private tours and preview presentations for anyone interested in learning about and wishing to support our mission. Please contact us for more information.