Raise Your Glass (Goblets): Recent Acquisitions from Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.

August 3, 2018 - July 21, 2019

In a contemporary context, glass goblets may seem like a rarified object—one associated with historical ceremonies or formal banquets. But in the fine craft field, glass goblets are akin to ceramic teapots in that they are functional forms that makers explore either as exercises in technique and style or as singular forms that reflect an idea or serve a purpose.
 
This Windows on Fifth Gallery exhibition debuts over 100 glass goblets donated to RAM by Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc. The show offers examples by a wide range of contemporary glass artists—those that focus on creating glass vessels specifically and those who typically use glass in their work in other ways but have tried their hand at the goblet form. Likewise, a variety of styles, techniques, and sizes are represented. Artists whose works are featured include: Lucio Bubacco, Fritz Dreisbach, Matt Eskuche, Shane Fero, Katherine Gray, Richard Jolley, James Minson, and Charles Savoie.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Gallery Guide
Press Room

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Jean Amann, Rick Beck, Valerie Beck, Suzan Benzle, Donavon Boutz, Frederick Birkhill, Danielle Blade, Anna Booth, Sean Bradley, Alex Brand, Lucio Bubacco, Blaise Campbell, Frederick Carder, John Chiles, Nik Christensen, Brad Copping, R. Guy Corrie (Union Street Glass), Stephan Cox, Robert Dane, Will Dexter, Fritz Dreisbach, Steven Easton, Michael Egan, Matt Eskuche, Tom Farbanish, Shane Fero, Lance Friedman, Stephen Gartner, Leslie Ann Genninger, Karen Gilbert, Jan Gilmor, John Gilmor, Tracy Glover, Jon Goldberg, Alan Goldfarb, Katherine Gray, Peter Greenwood, Melanie Guernsey-Leppla, Ola Höglund, Elodie Holmes, R. Jason Howard, Shiloh Hunkapiller, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Richard Jolley, Bennett Jordan, James Jory, Bernard Katz, Theo Keller, Brian Kerkvliet, Christopher Kerr-Ayer, Ruth King, Andrew Kuntz, Peter Layton, Robert Levin, Lundberg Studio, Dante Marioni, Steven Maslach, Elizabeth Ryland Mears, Robert Mickelsen, Janis Miltenberger, Charlie Miner, James Minson, Dan Mirer, Pavel Molnár, James Mongrain, Thomas Müller-Litz, Margaret Neher, Joseph Pagano, Roger Parramore, Kenny Pieper, Heike Polster, Zach Puchowitz, Nathan Purcell (JAG), Elio Quarisa, Michael Rogers, Anders Rydstedt, Jason Ryner, Barry Sautner, Charles Savoie, Jack A. Schmidt, Rick Schneider, Michael J. Schunke, Borek SÍpek, Steve Sizelove, Madeline Rile Smith, Stephen Smyers, Ryan Staub, Robert W. Stephan, Hubert Stern, Randy Strong, Studio Vera, Mark Sudduth, Boyd Sugiki, Laurie Thal, Tiffany & Co., Tommasi and Sons, Cesare Toffolo, Milon Townsend, Pamina Traylor, Rex Trimm, Kari Ulleberg, Nikki Vahle-Schneider, David Walker, Heinrich Wang, Ann Welch, David Willis, Jeff Zimmerman, Anny Zweifel, and Craig Zweifel

Katherine Gray
Goblet, ca. 2000
Glass
8 x 4 3/4 inches diameter
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Shiloh Hunkapillar
Kraken Liqueur Goblet, 2007
Glass
11 x 2 3/4 inches diameter
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Photography: Anthony Cuñha
Robert Levin
Elijah's Cup, 1991
Glass
12 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Photography: Jon Bolton
JAG - Nathan Purcell
Marble Goblet, 2006
Glass
8 1/2 x 4 inches diameter
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Charles Savoie
Opal Goblet, ca. 2000
Glass
17 3/4 x 5 x 4 1/4 inches diameter
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Michael J. Schunke
Goblet, 2001
Glass
11 x 3 1/2 inches diameter
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racinea
Cesare Toffolo
Red Piccolo Uomini Goblet (Small Red Men Goblet), 1999
Glass
12 x 3 1/2 inches diameter
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
 

Raise Your Glass (Goblets) is made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors
Friends of Fiber Art International

Windgate Charitable Foundation

Diamond Sponsors
Tom and Irene Creecy
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
David Flegel
Richard and Diane Ruffo
Silver Sponsors
Evinrude Outboard Motors
Lucy Feller
Racine County
Bill and Mary Walker
Bronze Sponsors
John Cram and Matt Chambers
David and Ellen Easley
Fredrick and Deborah Ganaway
William Guenther
Dorothy MacVicar
The Norbell Foundation
Janna and Dr. Edward Waldeck
Walmart
Media Sponsors