Collection Focus: Mary Giles

January 20, 2021 12:00 pm

This event runs from October 21, 2020 12:00 pm to January 23, 2021 12:00 pm.

With a cabinetmaker father and a mother who knitted, quilted, and did Scandinavian decorative painting known as rosemaling, Mary Giles (1944–2018) seemed destined to work creatively with her hands. Revered for her willingness to push the boundaries of form and concept, Giles made objects throughout her career that reflected her interest in materials and traditional basketmaking techniques.

In its current makeup, RAM’s fiber collection is anchored by artists interested in baskets and basketmaking techniques. Mary Giles, with 19 pieces now at RAM and others promised, is one of the most well-represented fiber artists with works spanning over three decades. RAM has been acquiring Giles’ work since the early 2000s through gifts from donors, but these pieces have never been brought together in a single gallery space until now.

Upcoming Dates:
  • January 20, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 21, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 22, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 23, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Racine Art Museum
441 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403