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MUSEUM NEWS | Mara Superior

MUSEUM NEWS | Mara Superior

MUSEUM NEWS | Mara Superior

Mara Superior is an American visual artist who works in porcelain. A native New Yorker, Superior made good use of her proximity to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visiting constantly. From an early age, her life has been spent in the pursuit of art, beauty, history, and travel.

Her work demonstrates a thorough grasp of historical precedents with an added twist of her enchanting reinterpretations. She is known for her detailed narrative sculptures and wall reliefs with subject matter ranging from the personal to the political and environmental.

Superior has received a National Endowment for the Visual Arts fellowship and numerous individual artists grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, most recently in 2017. She is included in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and her work can be found nationally and internationally in many public and private collections.

In 2018, through the generous support of the Kohler Foundation, gifts of art by Mara Superior were made to fifteen museums throughout the USA. Since 1970, the foundation has donated thousands of pieces of art to more than 300 museums and non-profits across the country, in addition to preserving in situ art environments. Kohler Foundation’s mission is to support the arts and education, with a focus on art preservation.

Cool Clay: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Ceramics
Crocker Museum of Art in Sacramento, CA | July 21, 2019 – July 20, 2020

Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay
Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA | September 7, 2019 – April 5, 2020

Art for Dartmouth: Celebrating the 250th
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth in Hanover, VT | August 31, 2019 – January 12, 2020

On View at the Peabody Essex
Peabody Essex Museum of Art in Salem, MA | Currently on View, New Wing Opened in September 2019

A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY | November 16, 2019 – March 22, 2020

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Mara Superior On View at the Peabody Essex Museum of Art in Salem, MA

ON VIEW: PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM

Peabody Essex Museum of Art in Salem, MA | Currently on View, New Wing Opened in September 2019

MARA SUPERIOR IN MUSEUMS


In 2018, through the generous support of the Kohler Foundation, gifts of art by Mara Superior were made to fifteen museums throughout the USA.

This generous gift has opened opportunities for scholarship and public exhibitions. Several museums are currently showing works they received in this generous gift and plans are underway for a comprehensive career survey of the two artists’ works at the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin.

 

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Mara Superior & Dean Lahikainen, The Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Mara Superior & Roy Superior, “Sea of Plenty” 2008, wood, paint, porcelain, glaze, gold luster, bone, ink, egg tempera, 10 x 10 x 3.5″.

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