Basketworks: Cotsen Contemporary American Basket Collection

The Cotsen Collection is the single largest gift of contemporary baskets to arrive at RAM. The 151-piece gift, donated by internationally known fiber collector Lloyd Cotsen, introduced pieces to RAM's permanent collection by significant fiber artists whose innovations have advanced the medium. When added to the nearly 300 contemporary basket works already in the museum's collection, it creates one of the largest concentrations of this material in any US art museum.

This collection study guide includes an essay/interview with Mr. Cotsen who is no stranger to assembling large collections in-depth and presenting them to museums. The 20-page booklet features full-color images of some of the most outstanding pieces now in RAM's permanent collection.