Collection Focus: Renie Breskin Adams at RAM

Collection Focus: Renie Breskin Adams at RAM

A celebrated innovator, fiber artist Renie Breskin Adams explores her dreams and personal history through colorful and humorous stitched narratives. Part of a series of collections-based exhibitions, Collection Focus: Renie Breskin Adams featured over 30 works from the last four decades—embroideries as well as some preparatory drawings—that signal the establishment of an archive of over 80 pieces by Adams at Racine Art Museum. This 20-page catalogue features an in-depth article by RAM Curator Lena Vigna and a conversation with Adams and RAM Executive Director Bruce W. Pepich along with color images of some of the pieces within Racine Art Museum's permanent collection.

With degrees in psychology, anthropology, and visual arts, Breskin Adams brings marked thoughtfulness to what she calls her "embroidered pictures." She draws on things she has experienced, thought, felt, and imagined—translating them into colorful two-dimensional works that combine embroidery with knotless netting, weaving, crocheting, knotting, and on occasion, paint or ink.

20 pages
© 2017
Racine Art Museum


  • $5.00

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