Sitting Pretty: Furniture from RAM's Collection

February 19 - May 6, 2012

Each year, the Racine Art Museum welcomes the newest gifts of artworks to its contemporary craft collection with a debut exhibition. Sitting Pretty: Furniture from RAM’s Collection celebrates the arrival of a number of recent gifts of handmade furniture.

RAM debuts these gifts—including pieces by Isaac Arms, Garry Knox Bennett, John Eric Byers, and Peter Pierbon who have contributed examples of their own work to the collection. The show also features two major works by John Cederquist from the estate of Linda Brooks Sullivan and Karen Johnson Boyd’s contribution of three chairs created by Clifton Monteith, Roy Superior, and Dick Wickman. Exhibited within the context of RAM’s existing furniture collection, these new arrivals further underscore the depth of the museum’s holdings.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Gallery Guide


 

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Harry Anderson, Isaac Arms, Boris Bally, Garry Knox Bennett, John Eric Byers, Wendell Castle, John Cederquist, Eddie Dominguez, Susan Evans, Thomas Hucker, Tom Loeser, Daniel Mack, Terence Main, Clifton Monteith, George Nakashima, Jere Osgood, Albert Paley, Peter Pierobon, Jim Rose, Randy Shull, Tommy Simpson, Roy Superior, and Dick Wickman

John Eric Byers
Two Squares Table #2, 2006
Mahogany, paint, and lacquer
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist with special thanks
to Ruth and Rick Snyderman
Photography: Andrew Gillis
John Cederquist
Bluto’s Diner, 2005
Wood, epoxy resin, and ink
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Linda Brooks Sullivan
Photography: Gary Zuercher
John Eric Byers
Two Squares Table #2 (detail), 2006
Mahogany, paint, and lacquer
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist with special thanks
to Ruth and Rick Snyderman
Photography: Andrew Gillis
Peter Pierobon
Gabriola, 2007
Satinwood and mahogany
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist
Photography: Goran Basaric
Garry Knox Bennett
FDR Chair, 2005
Mahogany and brass
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Bennett Family Foundation
Photography: M. Lee Fatherree
Wendell Castle
Desk, 1967
Cherry, mahogany, plywood, silver leaf, and lacquer
Racine Art Museum, Gift of SC Johnson in honor of
the 50th Anniversary of the Racine Art Museum
Photography: Michael Tropea, Chicago, Illinois
John Cederquist
Never without His Sword, 2004
Wood, epoxy resin, and ink
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Linda Brooks Sullivan
Photography: Gary Zuercher
 
Sitting Pretty: Furniture from RAM’s Collection is made possible at Racine Art Museum by: Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, RAM Society Members, Jay Price Ruffo, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., and Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Helen Bader Foundation, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, and Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Elwood Corporation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, W.T. Walker Group, Inc., and Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - Clifton Gunderson LLP, CNH America LLC, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Norbell Foundation, Real Racine, and Runzheimer Foundation