Presenting work from artists who create meaningful statements in craft media, RAM dispels any differentiation between fine art and craft and between the artist and the craftsperson. Exhibitions at RAM emphasize ideas behind the artwork, rather than following strict media categories.
All shows at RAM change two to three times each year. Exhibitions are currently being drawn almost exclusively from RAM’s extensive and dynamic collection.
Vignettes: Concentrated Views of RAM’s Collection
Vignettes is comprised of several smaller exhibitions of works gathered under various organizing principles or themes—emphasizing specific characteristics of the individual pieces and overall groupings.
Gathering Voices at RAM: 20 Years of Building America’s Largest Contemporary Craft Collection
On the surface, Gathering Voices is a cursory, media-specific look at 20 years of building RAM’s collection. Yet, with an emphasis on works acquired in the last five to seven years, it also highlights critical and more expansive directions to be taken.
RAM Showcase: Four Jewelers and the Artists of Color Acquisition Fund
Part of the recently formed RAM Showcase exhibition series, this first show to focus solely on new artists of color in the collection features the work of Lorena Angulo, Tanya Crane, Seulgi Kwon, and Georgina Treviño
Women and the WPA: As Seen Through RAM’s Collection
This exhibition highlights a significant moment in American art and history through works on paper, textiles, and other objects associated with the Milwaukee Handicraft Project.
Open Close Front Back: Exploring Contemporary Art Jewelry Design
This exhibition, drawn entirely from RAM’s growing collection, celebrates contemporary jewelry while emphasizing the consideration of it from new angles—sometimes literally.