Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Frozena
Recently RAM participated in the 48th NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our exhibition, Bodies at Rest: Figurative Clay from RAM’s Collection featured over twenty ceramic pieces from our permanent collection. Janelle’s last blog addressed how she prepared for the installation at NCECA, and the window of time we had to pull this exhibition together. Well, we did it, and it looked great. Here are some pictures from our exhibition space at the conference....
 
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 by Janelle Cairo
Even though our gallery spaces are calm and tranquil places, the behind-the-scenes work here is just the opposite. You would not believe how busy we are down in the basement! The frenzy of activity in the prep room is an unbelievable contrast to our public spaces. Currently, we are preparing for a small show called Bodies at Rest that we will have at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. This will be a concurrent exhibition for the NCECA convention.   If you don’t know much about NCECA here is their website http://nceca.net...
 
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Cherry and Jim Wardrip
Let me start this month's blog by saying it is a real joy for Cherry and me to jot down a few thoughts each time to include in our RAM blog post. For me it's an opportunity to not only show and tell visitors about the wonderful works at RAM, but also share some background gained from my volunteering with set up and take down of exhibits. Janelle Cairo, the RAM preparator, has rounded up a volunteer crew, and just recently we helped set up the new show called Magic Mud: Masterworks in Clay from RAM's Collection. We had...
 
Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by Elizabeth Frozena
At RAM we have a lot of micro collections, or small collections that aren’t considered part of the permanent art collection, but have some value to the museum. Museums do this for a variety of reasons: historical documentation, education, and to use as a source of reference. One of these micro collections at RAM is ephemera. Ephemera, as defined by Webster’s, are things that are important or useful for only a short time, or an item that was not meant to have lasting value. Some examples of ephemera are greeting cards, postcards...
 
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Susan Silver
Art Hopping with Racine Art Museum is a new program we are starting in cooperation with three businesses in downtown Racine. We will be providing art supplies and instruction on-site at Uncorkt, Dewey’s and envi Ultra Lounge for creative and fun art experiences. Art Hopping will take place on Thursdays from 7:00–8:30 pm. Art Hopping is great for date nights, girls’ night out or just a fun activity for one. You don’t need to have artistic talent. Our educators will coach you through all of the steps to make a...
 
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Janelle Cairo
Hi, In Gallery 2, RAM is displaying some beautiful pieces from our permanent collection. The show is a continuation of our Top Ten exhibition we had over the summer. One of the favorites selected during the voting process was Jerry Osgood’s Elliptical Shell Desk. The shell on top of this desk is able to close completely over the top of the desk. This lid has been beautifully crafted and curved. To me the aspect of this desk that stands out is the texture of the lid. To accompany this piece Lena selected The Borealis Sofa by lee...