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Virtual Tour of Collection Focus: Mara Superior

RAM is pleased to announce an upcoming virtual tour of the museum’s current exhibition Collection Focus: Mara Superior, a retrospective of the work of contemporary porcelain artist Mara Superior.

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Blending past and present day concerns, notions of Americana, and personal experience, Mara Superior playfully challenges—while simultaneously adding to—a history of porcelain decorative objects and tableware. With a singular aesthetic that feels reverent yet unique, Superior builds narratives that unfold through images, words, and form.

This virtual visit of the museum galleries with RAM Executive Director and Curator of Collections Bruce W. Pepich and RAM Curator of Exhibitions Lena Vigna brings the exhibition, Collection Focus: Mara Superior, to life. Their candid, informative discussion about Mara Superior’s work and inspiration offers a deeper understanding of the artist’s creative journey. Professionally produced by Matt Binetti of Reservoir Video Co., Pepich and Vigna’s 14-minute video tour details the artist’s nuanced approach to working with porcelain.

When to Watch

This virtual tour will premiere at 12:30 pm CST on Thursday, December 9 on the RAM Facebook page. A Facebook account is not required to watch the video, but viewers with an account will be able to ask questions during the premiere and receive responses from museum staff in real-time. The tour will launch simultaneously on RAM’s YouTube channel, and may also be watched at on the exhibition page on this website. The video will be available to watch on demand on all platforms after the premiere has concluded.

Including further insight, RAM has produced a 20-page exhibition catalogue with essays on the significance of Mara Superior’s work, an abridged interview between the artist and Bruce W. Pepich, and representative images of Superior’s pieces in the museum’s permanent collection. This full-color publication is available for purchase online at racineartmuseumstore.org.

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