The Life and Times of Robert W. Ebendorf: Jeweler and Metalsmith

July 13, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Combining RAM’s holdings of over 40 works with loans, The Life and Times of Robert W. Ebendorf presents an in-depth look at an innovative and influential contemporary metalsmith. Described as a “cornucopia” of information, Ebendorf has spent 50 years creating jewelry, assemblages, and hollowware from metal and found objects.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Robert W. Ebendorf: The Work in Depth
Accompanying the exhibition, Robert W. Ebendorf: The Work in Depth, is a hardcover book that explores the artist's work and philosophy in depth, as seen through the collection of the Racine Art Museum (RAM). With two essays and an interview with the artist, as well as over 35 images, the publication includesimages of Ebendorf's work from RAM's collection, as well as pieces on loan from significant private collectors, Ron Porter and Joe Price. The 52-page book is available online for $30 plus shipping or by calling the RAM Museum Store at 262.638.8200.  
Exhibition Notes
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Robert W. Ebendorf
Bring it Together, 2000
Found jar lid, glass, turquoise, china shards, ivory, copper, and tile grout
4 15/16 x 2 5/8 x 5/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Promised Gift of The Porter•Price Collection
Photography: Tom Van Eynde
Robert W. Ebendorf
Serving J.C., 1994
Silver plate, sterling silver, tin, plastic, brass, and found objects
16 x 12 x 12 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artists
Photography: Tom Van Eynde
Robert W. Ebendorf
Off the Street, From the Beach Necklace, 1992
Found plastic objects and base metal
2 1/8 x 14 3/4 inches diameter
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Best
Photography: Tom Van Eynde
Robert W. Ebendorf
Neckpiece, 2001
Iron, 18k-gold, and pearls
13 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 7/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist and Aleta Braun
Photography: Tom Van Eynde
Robert W. Ebendorf
Ram It, 2014
Pearl, found objects, glass beads, and copper
4 x 3 3/8 x 3/4 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist in Honor of John Satterfield and Linda Darty
Photography: Tom Van Eynde
 
The Life and Times of Robert W. Ebendorf: Jeweler and Metalsmith 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 - East Carolina University - School of Art & Design, Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research, Elwood Corporation, Helen Bader Foundation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, W.T. Walker Group, Inc., Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - 88NINE Radio Milwaukee, CNH Industrial, Craft in America PBS Series, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Educators Credit Union, The Garvey Group, In Sink Erator, Miracle on Canal Street, The Norbell Foundation, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Real Racine, Robert W. Baird Foundation, Ruud Family Foundation, Carol C. Saunders  
 
Donors of Robert W. Ebendorf Works include: Dale and Doug Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Brent Best, Teri Blond, Karen Johnson Boyd, Gail M Brown, David and Jacqueline Charak, Robert W. Ebedorf and Aleta Braun, Lisa Englander and Bruce W. Pepich, John J. Grant, Dorothy Haas, Charlotte Heil, Arlene Mann in Honor of Robert L. Mann, The Porter*Price Collection, Veronica D. Regas Endowment Fund