Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by lgillespie
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Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by lgillespie
We announce, with sadness, the death of internationally respected ceramic sculptor Betty Woodman on January 2, at the age of 87. Woodman’s career developed during an era when it was challenging for ceramic artists and for women to have the same kinds of full careers their male colleagues in the sculpture field were able to attain. However, she managed to produce an impressive body of work in a career of remarkable achievements. She moved from her early work in functional ceramics to creating large-scale sculptural versions of the...
 
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by lgillespie
We have learned, with sadness, of the recent death of significant contemporary craft artist, Marjorie Schick. A pioneer in contemporary art jewelry, Schick created non-traditional adornment, often colorful and over-sized. Her work is in RAM’s permanent collection and it was prominently featured in RAM’s 2011 exhibition, To Wear or Not to Wear.  To read more about her career
 
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by lgillespie
RAM is very pleased to announce the museum received a grant from the Racine Community Foundation to expand the RAM on the Road program for Racine Unified students. Read More
 
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by lgillespie
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Lloyd Cotsen, collector and philanthropist, passed away peacefully at home on May 8, 2017.  He lived an extraordinary life for 88 years, with a loving spirit and a generous heart.  We will all miss his judgment and his artistic sensitivity as his vital work continues.   Mr. Cotsen began collecting in the early 1960s, and had a particular interest in fiber art. In 2008, he donated a large collection of baskets by contemporary artists to RAM. This 151 piece collection augmented the...
 
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by lgillespie
RAM has learned, with sadness, of the death on April 7 of John Glick, one of the nation’s most respected studio potters. Glick operated Plum Tree Pottery in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in suburban Detroit from 1964 through 2016. He had recently closed the pottery to retire to California with his wife, looking forward to the next stage in his life. Glick was a Detroit native who was born in 1938 and received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1962. His work is infused with a quite sense of experimentation in patterning and glaze...
 
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by lgillespie
Racine Art Museum will receive a grant from Racine Community Foundation to support the expansion of the RAM on the Road program to include all Racine Unified School District second-grade students. RAM's Wustum Museum is nationally known for its outreach programs that encourage at-risk children to stay in school and help establish an environment of lifelong interest in the arts. RAM on the Road drives the museum's quality educational art programs to the community delivering art teachers, materials and supplies to schools, day cares,...
 
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by lgillespie
The internationally known art jeweler, Nel Linssen, died on August 1, 2016 in the Netherlands where she lived her entire life. She was born in 1935 and began her art career as a figurative textile artist in the 1970s. Exposure to quilts led to Linssen’s experimentation with paper and its flexibility. Her first exhibition of paper bracelets took place in 1986 and she has since become well-known for using this everyday material to make subtly colored, rhythmically structured neckpieces and bracelets. Her work is particularly noted for the...
 
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by lgillespie
Randall Darwall, one of the finest hand weavers in the US, died Friday, January 13, 2017. Born in 1948, he studied painting but became attracted to the structure of the weaving process early in his career. Over the following decades, he created hand-woven cloth that is surprising in its complex color palette shifts and patterns. Working in silk to develop glowing color surfaces, he has become internationally known for the scarves and shawls made from his lush painterly fabrics. For over 25 years Darwall had also been working collaboratively...
 
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by
The internationally recognized ceramic sculptor, Akio Takamori, died last Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He was born in 1950 in Japan where he received his initial introduction to ceramics. He moved to the US to study further at the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA) and Alfred University in New York (MFA). His first national attention came in the 1980s for large-scale dimensional vessels that depicted nude figures. He then started a long-term series of freestanding figures of Japanese villagers that were frequently displayed in groupings. Takamori...