Enjoy free RAM admission and extended gallery hours from noon to 8:00 pm on First Friday, August 5. On view are pieces that address the ambiguous connection between imagination and reality in Blurry Boundaries: Contemporary Artists, Imagination, and the Spaces Between; sculptural and functional objects that look at how motifs resurface through generations in Precedents: Past Meets Present in Contemporary Glass and Clay; and contrasting works by two notable educators and artists of color in RAM Showcase: Russell T. Gordon and James Tanner.
During the RAM Free Family Hands-On Art Project, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, use oil pastels to create an underwater scene as seen through the window of an imaginary submarine. Inspired by the water in artist Edouard Duval-Carrié’s loaned work at RAM—on display through August 27 in the exhibition, Blurry Boundaries—these deep-sea scenes can be decorated with an assortment of mysterious sea creatures.
The RAM Museum Store offers a selection of impeccably crafted work at prices that fit any budget. First Friday shoppers can treat themselves to deep discounts on glassware and serving ware, fine art books, luxurious scarves, and artist-made jewelry from noon to 8:00 pm.