Installation view of the Racine Art Museum exhibition, Vignettes: Concentrated Views of RAM's Collection
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Celebrate 20 Years of
the Racine Art Museum

Racine Art Museum and RAM's Wustum Museum are open Wednesday through Saturday, noon – 4:00 pm.

Throughout 2023, we invite you to discover inspiring exhibitions and programs that highlight the ways RAM has served its audiences, while promising an even brighter future with your continued support.

Vignettes: Concentrated Views of RAM's Collection
Vignettes: Concentrated Views of RAM's Collection
Groupings of work connected by themes and ideas inspired by the museum's history or collection—referencing past exhibitions, time periods, favored pieces, or ideas donors explored.
You Make RAM a Reality
You Make RAM a Reality

RAM membership provides you with many exceptional benefits as well as the satisfaction of supporting a world-renowned museum in the heart of Racine.

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Current Exhibitions

Presenting work from artists who create meaningful statements in craft media, RAM dispels any differentiation between fine art and craft and between the artist and the craftsperson. Exhibitions at RAM emphasize ideas behind the artwork, rather than following strict media categories.

All shows at RAM change two to three times each year. Exhibitions are currently being drawn almost exclusively from RAM’s extensive and dynamic collection.

Current Exhibitions

Presenting work from artists who create meaningful statements in craft media, RAM dispels any differentiation between fine art and craft and between the artist and the craftsperson. Exhibitions at RAM emphasize ideas behind the artwork, rather than following strict media categories.

All shows at RAM change two to three times each year. Exhibitions are currently being drawn almost exclusively from RAM’s extensive and dynamic collection.

Upcoming Events

RAM and Wustum Museum typically offer 20–25 events throughout the year, both at the museum campuses and elsewhere in Racine. In response to the global pandemic, the museums began offering an expanded selection of virtual programming—inspiring and engaging people from the comfort of their homes.

Upcoming Events

RAM and Wustum Museum typically offer 20–25 events throughout the year, both at the museum campuses and elsewhere in Racine. In response to the global pandemic, the museums began offering an expanded selection of virtual programming—inspiring and engaging people from the comfort of their homes.

2023 Peeps Virtual Awards Presentation

Tue March 28 | 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm CDT

RAM’s Collection

The Racine Art Museum has the largest contemporary craft collection in the United States. Over the last 20 years, RAM’s holdings have quintupled, from 2,200 to 11,000 works. Over half of these pieces represent the museum’s focus on contemporary craft from internationally recognized artists—with concentrations in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, art jewelry, polymer, and wood.

The other portion of RAM’s collection is a regionally significant holding of works on paper—prints, drawings, watercolor, and photography, as well as artists’ books—from the 1930s to the present.

RAM’s Collection

The Racine Art Museum has the largest contemporary craft collection in the United States. Over the last 20 years, RAM’s holdings have quintupled, from 2,200 to 11,000 works. Over half of these pieces represent the museum’s focus on contemporary craft from internationally recognized artists—with concentrations in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, art jewelry, polymer, and wood.

The other portion of RAM’s collection is a regionally significant holding of works on paper—prints, drawings, watercolor, and photography, as well as artists’ books—from the 1930s to the present.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Taste of Enamels Workshop

Sat March 25 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm CDT

Kid Painting Spring 2022

Drawing Discoveries Workshop: Ages 7–13

Sat March 25 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Sue Buhler Maki Paper Containers

Paper Containers Workshop

Tue March 28 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Sue Buhler Maki Paper Vases

Paper Vases Workshop

Tue April 4 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Love Art?  You’ll Love RAM!

The mission of the Racine Art Museum is to exhibit, collect, preserve, and educate in the contemporary visual arts. Stay up-to-date about special events as well as support the mission of the largest contemporary craft collection in America: