Animal Magnetism: Works on Paper from RAM's Collection

May 26 - August 25, 2012

Following in the footsteps of thousands of artists who have come before them, contemporary artists similarly respond to the wonder, mystery, and presence of the natural world by incorporating animals into their artistic explorations as subject, pattern, decoration, and symbol.

Animal Magnetism features primarily two-dimensional works that reference or incorporate animals. A companion exhibition at Racine Art Museum (June 24 to October 21) includes mainly three-dimensional works that use animals as subject matter. Both exhibitions, drawn from RAM’s collection, highlight a diversity of materials and a variety in approaches to one topic.


Exhibition Notes



Kiyoshi Saito
Cat (#4), 1963
Collograph; 2/6
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Katherine Nikolina Keland
Karl J. Priebe
The Linning, 1955
Casein on paper
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. M. W. Berger in honor of
Robert and Brooke Walker and their Children
Jim Lee
The Illustrated Goose, 1979-1980
Letterpress and color linocut; 2/30
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Friends of Typography, Madison, Wisconsin
Stanley Abstetar
Horses, c. 1939
Lithograph; 18/23
Racine Art Museum, Works Progress Administration,
Wisconsin Federal Art Project

This exhibition is made possible at Racine Art Museum by: Presenting Sponsors – Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, RAM Society Members, Jay Price Ruffo, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors – Helen Bader Foundation, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors – Elwood Corporation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, W.T. Walker Group, Inc., Wisconsin Arts Board, Bronze Sponsors – Clifton Gunderson LLP, CNH America LLC, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation, The Norbell Foundation, Real Racine, and Runzheimer Foundation.