RAM Collects: Contemporary Art to Wear

September 23 - December 30, 2016

RAM Collects: Contemporary Art to Wear debuts recent gifts of art to wear—wearable clothing that is produced in unique or limited editions, is primarily handmade, and reflects a particular aesthetic style. In the last decade, RAM has strengthened its holdings in this category—adding examples of jackets, vests, and shawls by well-known makers, such as Jean Cacicedo, Deborah Cross, Randy Darwall, Tim Harding, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, and Julia Hill. 

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Gallery Guide
Press Room

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Judith Bird, Barbara Brandel, Hulda Bridgeman, Karren K. Brito, Jean Cacicedo, Candiss Cole, Deborah Cross, Randall Darwall, Juanita Girardin, Tim and Kathleen Harding, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Julia Hill, Iota (Machteld Schrameyer), Sally Jones, Kane Sells Studio (Michael Kane and Steve Sells), Janet Kaneko, Jeanette Kastenberg, Kiss of the Wolf (Lori Bacigalupi and Marshall Bacigalupi), Chunghie Lee, Linda Mendelson, Carol Motty, Brian Murphy, Carol Waller, and Arlene Wohl

Tim Harding
Oaks Greatcoat from the Landscape Series, 1988

Dyed cotton
Life size
Racine Art Museum, Promised Gift of
Sara and David Lieberman
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Tim Harding
Oaks Greatcoat from the Landscape Series (detail), 1988

Dyed cotton
Life size
Racine Art Museum, Promised Gift of
Sara and David Lieberman
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Karren K. Brito
Opera Shawl, ca. 2005

Dyed silk
41 x 18 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Laurie Waters
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Barbara Brandel
Sampler, 1995

Dyed cotton, silk, and wool
35 x 64 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Carol and Allen Naille
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Randall Darwall
Kimono, 1979

Dyed silk
Life size
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Pat Garrett
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Coat, ca. 2000

Dyed silk
41 ½ x 15 ½ inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Laurie Waters
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

 This exhibition is made possible by: Platinum Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsor - Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, Racine Community Foundation, W. T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors - Andis Foundation, Real Racine, Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - Burlington Graphic Systems, Inc., EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Rasmussen Diamonds, Wisconsin Public Radio