Featured Acquisition: Mariko Kusumoto's Byobu and Harold Schremmer's Chalice and Paten

January 28 - July 12, 2015

Featured Recent Acquisition:
Byobu by Mariko Kusumoto
One of RAM’s more popular exhibitions in recent memory was Mariko Kusumoto’s 2010 exhibition of elaborate metal box constructions. She uses a wide array of metalsmithing techniques to create interactive sculptures that continuously open and unfold to reveal hidden elements. The Racine Art Museum (RAM) is pleased to again display Kusomoto's sculpture Byobo, which has just entered the museum's collection. RAM thanks long-time benefactor, Karen Johnson Boyd, for continuing to donate exciting works like this to the permanent contemporary craft collection.

Featured Recent Acquisition:
Chalice and Paten by Harold Schremmer

RAM presents two major acquisitions in hollowware that have recently arrived. This Chalice and Paten were created by the American silversmith Harold Schremmer (1928 – 2014) for Reverend Ronald O. Crewe, longtime pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Racine.  Fr. Crewe presented these items to RAM on the occasion of his retirement in memory of his parents, Kenneth Owen and Marie Kersten Crewe of Racine. They are the first examples of liturgical artworks to enter the museum’s collection.

Exhibition Notes
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Mariko Kusumoto
Byobu with detail (bottom), 2004-06
Nickel silver, brass, sterling silver, magnet, and decals
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Harold Schremmer
Chalice and Paten, 1963
Sterling silver and 14k-gold plate
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Reverend Ronald O. Crewe
in Cherished Memory of His Parents
Kenneth Owen and Marie Kersten Crewe of Racine
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
This exhibition is made possible in part by RAM Platinum Sponsors: Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation.