75 at 75: Significant Works from RAM's Collection

September 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Honoring the 75th anniversary of RAM’s parental museum, the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, and taking the perspective that the artworks of a museum collection may have many stories to tell beyond what is first visible, this exhibition highlights 75 works from RAM’s collection. How has the museum acquired almost 10,000 works and built the largest collection of contemporary craft in America? What kind of life have these images and objects lived before coming to RAM? Chosen based on the interesting stories they can tell about artists, donors, care and conservation, or acquisition, these works also showcase the growth of a major museum collection over 75 years.