Collection Focus: John Wilde

October 6, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Collection Focus: John Wilde combines over 30 works from the permanent collection—many recently gifted by Karen Johnson Boyd—with works on loan from other significant area collectors and private institutions, including Dr. and Mrs. Peter Gardetto and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Not only does this exhibition highlight RAM’s noteworthy holdings of Wilde’s work, it underscores the richness of the artistically minded community in the region. Most importantly, it serves to reinforce Wilde’s role as a prolific and accomplished Wisconsin artist.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

A collection study guide accompanying this exhibition is available free to RAM members and with paid museum admission. The guide features an essay on the significance of the Wilde's work along with color images of his pieces within RAM's permanent collection. The 20-page guides are also available online or by calling RAM Museum Store at 262.638.8200.

Wildeworld - The Art of John Wilde - A hardcover publication available online

Exhibition Notes
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EXHIBITION EVENTS
John Wilde
From My Garden (Archimboldi), 1966
Oil on wood
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
John Wilde
For Pie #2, 1966
Oil on wood
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
John Wilde
Still Life with the Morning's Mail, 1951
Oil on wood
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
John Wilde
One Winesap About to be Devoured, Apple Series, #7, 1978
Oil on wood
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
John Wilde
Wilde World II (The Ways Things Seem to Be), 1963-64
Oil on wood
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
 

This exhibition is made possible in part by: Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd; Emile H. Mathis II Estate, in Memory of his Parents: Emil H. and Anna T. Mathis; SC Johnson; Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - National Endowment for the Arts; Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Elwood Corporation; Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; Racine Community Foundation; W.T. Walker Group, Inc.; Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - The A.C. Buhler Family; CNHAmerica LLC; Corner House; Craft in America PBS Series; E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc.; Educators Credit Union; In Sink Erator; The Norbell Foundation; Perimeter Gallery, Chicago; Real Racine; Robert W. Baird & Co.; Runzheimer Foundation; Ruud Family Foundation; Carol C. Saunders.  

Donors of artwork featured in Collection Focus: John Wilde include: Karen Johnson Boyd, Warrington Colescottand Frances Myers, and Dr. Peter and Helga Gardetto.