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Mary Jackson

May 29, 2019

Mary Jackson is an internationally-recognized master of sweetgrass basketry. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship (commonly referred to as the MacArthur Genius Grant) in 2008, and many awards since then, Jackson's work is in major collections around the world and is prized by collectors and scholars alike. Jackson will demonstrate the Gullah tradition of sweetgrass basketry, one of the oldest art forms of African origin.

Open Studio Hours:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 10—11:30AM

Pre-registration required. Purchase tickets here.

Cobra with Handle, ca. 1980, by Mary Jaskson (American, b. 1945); Sweetgrass, bullrush, palmetto; 15 x 16 in.; Gibbes Museum of Art, Museum Purchase with funds donated by Mr. Robert Marks (1984.026)

Cobra with Handle, ca. 1980, by Mary Jaskson (American, b. 1945); Sweetgrass, bullrush, palmetto; 15 x 16 in.; Gibbes Museum of Art, Museum Purchase with funds donated by Mr. Robert Marks (1984.026)

Mary Jackson demonstrating sweetgrass basketry techniques. Photo © MCG Photography

Mary Jackson demonstrating sweetgrass basketry techniques. Photo © MCG Photography

Mary Jackson  demonstrating sweetgrass basketry techniques. Photo © MCG Photography

Mary Jackson demonstrating sweetgrass basketry techniques. Photo © MCG Photography

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