Friday, May 20, 2011

RAM Permanent Collection


Two significant pieces by Jan Hopkins

have been gifted to the

Racine Art Museum's Permanent Collection


“Law of Identity” Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd to Racine Art Museum

57-1/2”x12-1/2”x8”,2009, melon rind, weathered hydrangea leaves, silver dollar pods and yellow cedar bark, photo credit: Ken Rowe


“Isadora” Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd in Honor of Bruce W. Pepich’s 35 years

28"x14"x9", 2008, grapefruit peel, waxed linen, Alaskan yellow cedar bark and lotus pod tops and sharlyn melon peels, photo credit Ken Rowe




About RAM's Permanent Collection

With a concentration in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals and wood, RAM features one of the most significant collections of contemporary crafts in North America. The evolution of its collections began at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts with 300 pieces created for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project in the 1930s. more


9 comments:

Susi Nuss ~ Basketmaker said...

Congratulations Jan. What a great thing, not only for you, but for the field of basketry to have your work in such an important collection.

Jan and Chris Hopkins said...

Thanks so much Susi! I was so honored to be in Karen Johnson Boyd's private collection, but to have her gift them so others can enjoy them has overwhelmed me. And I am so glad the pieces were gifted to RAM, who has many gifted basket artists in their permanent collection.

pchickki said...

Wow, I am speechless ...

Evelyn Vanderhoop said...

This is wonderful and you deserve this, you are such a dedicated artist.

Jan and Chris Hopkins said...

Thanks so much! pcchickki and Evelyn, your comments mean a lot to me!

Kari Lønning said...

Lovely!!!!!! Well done on their part.

Jan and Chris Hopkins said...

Thanks so much Kari...I am happy to be in the same collection as you!

Lorena Angulo said...

Congratulations !
You work is spectacular!
I am very happy to have found your blog ! ♥

Jan and Chris Hopkins said...

Thanks Lorena!