Get the Picture: The Arthur P. Haas Wisconsin Photography Collection

August 23 - November 16, 2019

Since 1979, the Racine Art Museum has hosted the ongoing juried photography competition, Wisconsin Photography. Over the last four decades, these exhibitions at RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts have showcased the state’s photographers working with a wide range of subjects and in a variety of styles. These shows have provided a pool of high-quality work from which the museum has been able to grow its holdings of regional photography.

Arthur P. Haas (1930 – 1982) was a Racine native and an award-winning photographer who spent a lifetime visually chronicling life in Racine in his role as staff photographer for The Journal Times, the city’s daily paper. In addition to his own work, Haas served as a mentor and informal teacher to many younger, area photographers. Upon his death in 1982, a Memorial Purchase Fund–-established by his sister Dorothy Haas with gifts from family and friends–-was established. These monies allow RAM to further support regional photographers by acquiring works from Wisconsin Photography each year for the museum’s permanent collection.

The 40 works shown here are just a sample of over 100 pieces that RAM has been able to acquire since the exhibition’s inception.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
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ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Bruce Ambuel, Daniel B. Anderson, Robert W. Baron, Lois Bielefeld, Kathy Brand, Mark J. Brautigam, Paul Brnak, Larry Chatman, Armin Clobes, Martha Coaty, Max Cozzi, Eddee Daniel, Dennis Darmek, Fred Fischer, Ney Tait Fraser, Jenny Knavel, Kenneth Kornacki, Thomas Lemke, William F. Lemke, Julie Lindemann, Janice L. Mahlberg, Jen Moon, Joanne O’Hare, Lawrence W. Oliverson, Vicki Reed, Suzanne Rose, Anna Ross, Bruce D. Saille, Erv Schroeder, John Shimon, Christine J. Sobczak, Marc Wollman, and Shawn Wrobel

Bruce Ambuel
Eye Contact, 2009Archival digital inkjet print
14 x 11 inches
Arthur P. Haas Memorial Purchase Award
from Wisconsin Photography 2012
Robert W. Baron
Vienna Chef, 2005
Digital inkjet print
11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches
Arthur P. Haas Memorial Purchase Award
from Wisconsin Photography 2009
Lois Bielefeld
Monday: JoAlice, 2014 from the Weekend Dinner Series, 2014
Type-C color print
18 x 27 inches
Arthur P. Haas Memorial Purchase Award
from Wisconsin Photography 2016
Martha Coaty
Revival, 2014
Type-C color print
15 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches
Arthur P. Haas Memorial Purchase Award
from Wisconsin Photography 2016
Fred Fischer
V & A Courtyard, 2011
Baryta print
8 1/4 x 12 inches
Arthur P. Haas Memorial Purchase Award from
Wisconsin Photography 2012
Vicki Reed
Leaving #2, 2018
Digital pigment print with gold leaf on vellum, edition 1/15
4 ½ x 4 ¼ inches
Arthur P. Haas Memorial Purchase Award
from Wisconsin Photography 2018
 

Get the Picture: The Arthur P. Haas Wisconsin Photography Collection is made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors
Anonymous

Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors
David Charak
Tom and Irene Creecy
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation, Inc.

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
A. C. Buhler Family
Evinrude Outboard Motors
Lucy G. Feller
Dorothy MacVicar
Bronze Sponsors
John Cram and Matt Chambers
Barbara Delaney
David and Ellen Easley
Fredrick and Deborah Ganaway
William A. Guenther
Kirsten and Emily Maki Foundation
The Norbell Foundation
Charles H. Patton and Family in Memory of Joan S. Patton
Janna and Dr. Edward Waldeck
Bill and Mary Walker
Media Sponsors