Mary Jackson Sweetgrass Baskets Hosts Two-Day Pop-Up Exhibition

Theodora Park will present a two-day Pop-Up Exhibition of Mary Jackson’s Sweetgrass Baskets on May 24th and 25th. The Exhibition is free and open to the public.

The baskets will be displayed each day from 10:00am until 7:00pm. There will be a Reception with the Artist on Saturday, May 25th from Noon until 2:00pm.

Mary Jackson is a world-renowned artist and the recipient of the coveted MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant.’ Her sweetgrass baskets are in the collections of major museums and private collectors throughout the world, including the Gibbes Museum of Art that named its new Modern and Contemporary Gallery after her as part of its recent $17-million renovation.

Theodora Park, called “a beautifully tranquil public garden” by the New York Times, is located at the corner of Anson and George Streets in Charleston’s Ansonborough neighborhood.

The Mary Jackson Pop-Up Exhibition will be held to coincide with the first two days of Spoleto Festival USA.  Theodora Park is across the street from Gaillard Center, the location for many major Spoleto Festival USA events.

Theodora Park is a City of Charleston park created as a public/private partnership with the Charleston Parks Conservancy and private donors. Ansonborough neighbor David Rawle led the initiative to create Theodora Park which is named in honor of his mother.

For further information, please contact David Rawle at [email protected] or 843-276-7166.

1 Comment

  1. Mike Chernus on November 23, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    I have seen Mary Jackson’s sweetgrass baskets on Craft in America PBS series. My wife and I might like to purchase one of her baskets, but we live in California. Could you forward my E Mail to Mary? Or perhaps you know if she has a website?
    Addie and Mike Chernus

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