Another Delightful Evening at the Hoffmans

Two years in a row the ceramics department has been welcomed to an evening of dinner and art viewing at the home of John and Sharon Hoffman. The Hoffmans open their Kansas City loft once a year to a lucky group of students from the Kansas City Art Institute. The Hoffman’s extensive art collection is housed in three different locations, Kansas City, Aspen, and New York. This visit is particularly intriguing for ceramics majors because of the Hoffman collection’s emphasis on ceramic work, ranging from a Picasso vessel to a Van Briggle Lorelei vase. Besides eating and gawking at the marvels that their loft houses, the night always ends in a discussion led by Mr. Hoffman of the art world today and collecting. If you are not in the department you might want to think about dating someone who is, because guests are welcomed and it is definitely a must see event.

KCAI Ceramics Alumni Donna Polseno’s work in the Hoffman’s collection

Selection of works, including Akio Takamori, KCAI BFA ’76

Selections of work in the Hoffman’s living room, including Kurt Wieser, KCAI alum

John Hoffman speaks to KCAI ceramics department students and faculty in his loft