Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Susan Silver
A dark and stormy sky didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of over 200 kids that attended RAM's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Bash held on June 18 at Wustum Museum. With our summer exhibitions based on fantasy and fairy tales, loads of fun projects were created to transform everyday kids into Peter Pan, fairies, gnomes and royal subjects. Our staff and volunteers were all in costume which helped to set the mood, and many of the kids who attended were dressed as favorite fantasy characters. Kids played checkers on giant...
 
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by Janelle Cairo
Enough of the packing/installing jargon. When can I touch the art?! Part of my job at RAM is to make visitors forget that the precious objects they are looking at were never handled by someone. We put them on pedestals and under vitrines and we sanctify them. Now, in the past I have mentioned the labor involved in putting up an exhibition and I have touched on different kinds of preparation, as well as packaging design. The thing I haven’t talked much about is WHO is actually doing this work. You might have assumed that Joe and...
 
Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Bruce Pepich
A recent RAM newsletter, using this historic image, identified these people as students in our classes at RAM’s Wustum Museum campus. In my 40 years on staff I have known a lot of people who have helped make this museum what it is today. These individuals were not students, but a group of artists who exhibited at Wustum from its infancy, taught art classes, and made that museum thrive. RAM’s national role was built upon this solid foundation. I knew and worked with most of these individuals in my early years here and want to...
 
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 by Lisa Englander
In 2008 I had the idea to develop a Peep show here at RAM. The Museum Store staff likes to put on a celebration every now and then and it was our time, besides it was winter and another winter that seemed that it would never end. We needed to add some color to the season – and get us out of the dumps. A trip through the local stores and I was blasted by color. Even though it was on marshmallows, it looked divine, so Peeps it was!  I thought you might enjoy a little background information about the product made by Just Born,...
 
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014 by Cherry and Jim Wardrip
Maybe it was more like planes, buses--chartered and public--and automobiles, but whatever the transportation, visitors from NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) found their way to RAM in March to view our ceramic exhibition, three galleries' worth. One commented, "We've come a long way," no exaggeration for these visitors representing forty states and five foreign countries. They had read about us in their program and seen our exhibition at the Milwaukee conference (described in blogs by Elizabeth...