Baker Museum acquires Pam Longobardi’s Swerve

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Artis—Naples has announced a significant acquisition to The Baker Museum permanent collection: Swerve by Pam Longobardi, currently on view in the exhibition Pam Longobardi: Ocean Gleaning.
This acquisition was made possible by a gift from Anne and Mark Rubin. Created in 2019, the wall-mounted work consists of more than 500 ocean plastic objects from Alaska, Greece, California, Hawaii, the Gulf of Mexico and Costa Rica. The exhibition is on view through July 24 on the first floor of The Baker Museum.
Longobardi, who is regents’ professor at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University in Atlanta, has been working with found ocean plastics for more than 15 years, since discovering the mountainous piles of plastic debris the ocean was depositing on the remote shores of Hawaii. She refers to this body of work as the Drifters Project. In collaboration with local communities, Longobardi has cleaned beaches around the globe—including Clam Pass in Naples—removing tens of thousands of pounds of plastic from the environment and converting them into epic artworks.
The Baker Museum is located at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. For more details, call 239-597-1900 or visit


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