About RAM

The Racine Art Museum, located at 441 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin, holds the largest and most significant contemporary craft collection in North America, with more than 8,000 objects from nationally and internationally recognized artists. RAM's mission is to elevate the stature of craft to fine arts by presenting ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, polymer, and wood alongside paintings and sculptures.

Presenting work from artists who create meaningful statements in craft media, RAM dispels any differentiation between fine arts and crafts and between the artist and the craftsperson. Exhibitions at RAM emphasize ideas behind the artwork, rather than following strict media categories. Most shows at RAM change three times each year and there are no galleries solely dedicated to the permanent collection. If you are interested in seeing work in a particular medium, please contact the museum prior to your visit to verify what is in our current exhibitions.

The museum also plays a vital role in arts education through RAM's Wustum Museum, where it offers community outreach programsstudio art classes and workshops taught by regionally and nationally known artists working in craft media.

Architecture

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Community

Racine Art Museum and Wustum Museum are located in Racine, Wisconsin, a historic community on the shores of Lake Michigan. Racine is a city with a tradition of supporting art and architecture. It is home to Frank Lloyd Wright's SC Johnson Wax Administration Building, as well as several Wright homes including Wingspread, which was built for the Johnson family.

For more information about RAM, please call 262.638.8300.

Visiting RAM

2010 Governor's Award

Arts Digest Features RAM