Basket Maker and MacArthur Genius Fellow, Mary Jackson, to Exhibit at the 2015 Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft and Garden

  • PRINCETON, New Jersey
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  • April 14, 2015

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Mary Jackson, basketry
Mary Jackson

One of New Jersey’s most anticipated spring rituals, Morven in May, will once again take place May 2nd and 3rd at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton. The weekend-long festivities features a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American-made fine craft.

Exhibiting for the first time are the renowned basket maker and 2008 MacArthur Genius Fellow, Mary Jackson, of Charleston, SC; glass artist Martin Kremer of Pound Ridge, NY; and decorative porcelain sculptor Katherine Houston of Boston, MA. A full list of the 2015 Morven in May exhibitors and images of their work is available on Morven’s website.

Katherine Houston, porcelain
Katherine Houston

This year the fine craft exhibition has grown from twenty-five to thirty-five professional artisans from around the U.S. Art mediums include glass, ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture, jewelry, wood, and mixed media. Among the thirty-five exhibitors, there are a number of returning artisans including furniture designer Barry Newstat of Chicago, IL and textile artist Erin Wilson of Brooklyn, NY.

2015 Morven in May jurors included James  Steward, Director, Princeton University Art Museum; David Rago, Founding Partner, Rago Arts; and Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Art Museum (U. of Texas).

Martin Kremer, glass
Martin Kremer

The weekend kicks off on the museum’s Great Lawn with a Friday evening, Max Hansen catered, Preview Party, then opens to the public for two days. All proceeds from Morven in May help fund the museum’s exhibitions, historic gardens, and educational programs.

Tickets for Friday night's Preview Party start at $125 and are available for purchase on Morven's website or by calling (609)924-8144, ext.113.

Morven in May opens to the public on Saturday, May 2nd, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 3rd, 11 a.m.—4 p.m. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday admission are available at the tent entrance and are $10, $8 for Friends of Morven. For more information visit  

A National Historic Landmark, Morven Museum & Garden is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. This former New Jersey Governor’s Mansion showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Garden State through regular exhibitions, educational programs and special events. Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ 08540,, 609-924-8144.

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