Small Gifts from Big Donors - Part 3

October 8, 2017 - February 4, 2018

When opening boxes from donors, RAM staff have often expressed the time-honored phrase, “good things come in small packages.” Taking that saying at face value, this exhibition series focuses on the small-scale gifts of twelve significant donors to RAM’s collection. These supporters have given large numbers of artworks over the years. Thanks to their gifts combined with those from other donors, the museum now owns over 9,000 pieces, making it America’s largest contemporary craft collection.

The collectors honored in this exhibition series include Dale and Doug Anderson, Devra Breslow, Gail M. Brown, David and Jacqueline Charak, Camille and Alex Cook, Lloyd Cotsen, Robert W. Ebendorf and Aleta Braun, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Jane and Arthur Mason, Donna Moog, Donna Schneier and Leonard Goldberg, and Donald and Carol Wiiken.

Throughout 2017, selections from their gifts will be featured, with four donors represented at a time. Some have also given larger size and/or two-dimensional works that do not fit the parameters of the gallery space. This gallery was chosen to offer visitors an intimate viewing and to see “at a glance” what types of work have appealed to these collectors.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Notes - Part 3
Timeline – 75 Years of Art at RAM's Wustum Museum
Press Room

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Farrah Al-Dujilii, Kate Anderson, Adrian Arleo, Melanie Bilenker, Peter Chang, Philip Cornelius, Michael Corney, Leopold Foulem, Kyohei Fujita, Richard Jolley, Kay Khan, Esther Knobel, Cindy Kolodziejski, Nissa Kubly, Silvia Levenson, Harvey K. Littleton, Keith Lo Bue, Joel Philip Myers, Ron Nagle, Richard Notkin, John Nygren, Masako Onodera, Greg Payce, Adam Paxon, Tom Rippon, Karin Seufert, Yoko Shimizu, Peter Shire, Kiff Slemmons, Lin Stanionis, Tracy Steepy, Cynthia Toops, Bertil Vallien, Felieke van der Liest, Luzia Vogt, Janis Mars Wunderlich, and Irina Zaytceva

Kate Anderson
Jasper Johns’ Teapot, ca. 2000

Dyed linen, wood, and paint
Racine Art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Peter Chang
Bracelet, 1993
Acrylic resin
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Gail M. Brown
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Esther Knobel
Brooch from the Immigrants Series, 1991

Found china tea box, nickel, and printed tin
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Gail M. Brown
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Irina Zaytceva
Carmen, 2010

Glazed porcelain and 24k-gold lustre
Racine Art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine