Kindred Collecting: Exploring the Artworks of The Prairie School and RAM

February 15 - June 7, 2015

This one-of-a-kind exhibition represents an atypical parallel in the contemporary art collections of an internationally-known art museum and a preparatory school. Racine Art Museum and The Prairie School––also in Racine––have been the beneficiaries of donors who believe that art is a powerful tool and important to a well-rounded education.

Both institutions have works from artists with significant reputations, including many from the region and those who have been featured in exhibitions at RAM and as artists-in-residence at Prairie. In addition, pieces from the groundbreaking collection and exhibition, Objects: USA, which toured the country in the late 1960s, have found homes with each organization. 

Kindred Collecting is a dialogue of work from Prairie’s collection paired with pieces from RAM by the same artist or one working in a similar manner.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Notes
Press Room

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Jerrold Belland, Fred Berman, Helen Bitar, Elizabeth Blackadder, J.B. Blunk, Wendell Castle, Dominic Di Mare, Wharton Esherick, David Gilhooly, Balcomb Greene, Virginia Harvey, John Houston, Kent Ipsen, Edwin C. Kalke, Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly, John Littleton, Harvey K. Littleton, Danny Pierce, JoAnna Poehlmann, Svetozar Radakovich, Ruth Clark Radakovich, Bill Reid, Marko Spalatin, Frank Stearn, Victor Vasarely, Kate Vogel

 

David Gilhooly
Map of Africa, 1966
Glazed white earthenware
Collection of The Prairie School, Racine
Photography: Jessica Z Schafer
Helen Bitar
Quilt, 1969
Silk, cotton, polyester, and wool
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Svetozar Radakovich
Neckpiece 8-G, ca. 1985
Sterling silver and 18k-gold
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Bill Reid
Piper of the Gates, 2011
Steel and paint
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Kent Ipsen
Bottle, 1975
Glass
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Henrietta Keland
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Kindred Collecting: Exploring the Artworks of The Prairie School and RAM is made possible at Racine Art Museum by: Platinum Sponsors – Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsor – Sam and Gene Johnson Fund; Gold Sponsors – Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, Racine Community Foundation, Racine United Arts Fund, W.T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors – Elwood Corporation, Helen Bader Foundation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Runzheimer Foundation, Inc., Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors – CNH Industrial, EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, The Garvey Group, In Sink Erator, Modine Manufacturing Foundation, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Polyform Products, Inc., Real Racine, Robert W. Baird Foundation, Ruud Family Foundation.