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Racine Art Museum and RAM's Wustum Museum are open Wednesday through Saturday,
10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

BP 50th Anniversary

RAM is honored to celebrate five decades of exemplary leadership with Executive Director and Curator of Collections Bruce W. Pepich, who helped establish a brand new art museum from the ground up and assembled the largest collection of contemporary craft in the United States.

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.

Drop In Project Sample July2024

Free Drop-in for Art at Wustum

Thu July 25 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Groov'n In The Garden 07.27.23 Tyler Potter 023

Groov’n in the Garden 2024

Thu July 25 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Full Steam Ahead 2023 Azure Mahara 016

Full Steam Ahead 2024

Sat August 10 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

Savour 2024 Banner

SAVOUR 2024: RAM’s Premier Fundraiser

Sat September 28 | 5:30 pm - 10:30 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

Sound Drawing in the Garden Workshop

Tue July 23 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Woman Painting At Easel 2021 Crop

Try It Thursdays! 3D Tropical Birds Canvas Painting

Thu July 25 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Splatter Student Sample

Splatter, Drizzle, and Paint Workshop

Sat July 27 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

Summer Camp Kids 2022

Summer Art Camp: ARTlympics! | Ages 7–13

Mon July 29 | 9:00 am - Fri August 2 | 4:00 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: