Collection Focus: Renie Breskin Adams

June 18 - September 24, 2017

A celebrated innovator, Renie Breskin Adams explores her dreams and personal history through colorful and humorous stitched narratives. Adams’ collection-focus exhibition features over 60 works—embroideries, studies, and illustrations created in the last five decades—that signal the establishment of an archive of her work at RAM.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
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EXHIBITION EVENTS
Meet the Artist Renie Breskin Adams
Friday, July 7 during Free First Friday in Downtown Racine
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Join Adams when she discusses her work in pictorial embroidery with Bruce W. Pepich, RAM Executive Director and Curator of Collections, and Lena Vigna, RAM Curator of Exhibitions. Exhibiting artists John Garrett and Gyöngy Laky will also be discussing their creative processes and commissioned works for The Box Project: Uncommon Threads.

Artist Reception in the MEMBERS MATTER lounge
7:30 – 9:00 pm
RAM Members are invited to continue the conversation with the artists afterward. Light refreshments will be served.
$20 admission, RAM Members free

 

 

Renie Breskin Adams
Breakfast with Measles on the Wall, 1971
Dyed cotton thread, crayon, pen, and fabric
14 ¼ x 12 ¼ x ¼ inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Renie Breskin Adams
Puzzled, 1979
Dyed cotton thread, acrylic paint, and fabric
15 x 11 x 1 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of
David Wagner and Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Renie Breskin Adams
Weather Affects Pattern, 1981

Dyed cotton thread and fabric
3 3/4 x 4 1/16 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

 

Renie Breskin Adams
T42, 1999
Dyed cotton and wool thread and fabric
7 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Renie Breskin Adams
Animal Act, 1994
Dyed cotton thread
15 x 16 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Renie Breskin Adams
Sky Chicken Sprouts Power Wings, 2001
Dyed cotton thread and fabric
7 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
 

This exhibition is made possible by: Platinum Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsors: Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, W. T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors - Andis Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, Real Racine, Runzheimer International Ltd., United Way Racine County, Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - CNH Industrial, EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Norbell Foundation, Family Foundation, Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild; Media Sponsor - 88NINE Radio Milwaukee.