Richard Marquis - Keepers
Regular Museum Hours, June 12, 2021 | Wichita Art Museum
Richard Marquis: Keepers is a late career survey of a towering figure in the Studio Glass movement. Richard Marquis is known for extraordinary technique, comic sensibility, bold innovations, and iconoclastic spirit.
In his 50-year career, he has consistently been gleefully inventive and unfailingly smart. His work is collected and exhibited world-wide. The 119 objects in the exhibition are chosen from the artist’s own comprehensive archives of his art from the 1960s to the present. Marquis calls these pieces his “keepers.”
This retrospective exhibition was organized by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, in partnership with the Wichita Art Museum and guest curated by Seattle-based curator Vicki Halper. The galleries will be thematically arranged and include areas of his work that have rarely been exhibited, including ceramics and prints.
Image: Richard Marquis, Ruby Heart Teapot, 1980. Blown glass, murrine technique, 5 x 6 x 5 inches. Collection of Johanna Nitzke Marquis
Adults $10, Seniors (60+) $5, Discounts for students and youth; free on Saturdays
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
June 12, 2021 - September 5, 2021