You may have heard rumors about polymer clay being accepted into major museums. The rumors are true!
Read today’s post at the PolymerArtArchive to learn how the dream of recognition for the polymer medium was brought to life by Elise Winters and others.
The Board of Trustees at the Racine Art Museum (RAM) in Racine, Wisconsin has confirmed their commitment to establish a permanent collection of polymer clay jewelry, beads and objects (like this early leaf necklace by Pier Voulkos). The museum will assemble a world-class collection of works, preserve study pieces for future research, establish a small library, set up an exhibition and more.
While the museum will absorb some costs and solicit grants for this project, much of the support will have to be raised through our community. You, your guild, your group can help elevate and secure this artform. PolymerClayDaily will join in the fundraising efforts. Your tax-deductible donations will provide crucial support.
Thanks go to Elise, her colleagues and collectors for their work and their generosity which has helped our art take this major step forward.