Illusionistic cabinet inspired by Japanese kimono
John Cederquist
Bluto’s Diner, 2005
Wood, epoxy resin, aniline dye, and lithographic ink
70 x 55 1/2 x 20 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of The Estate of Linda Brooks Sullivan
Photography: Jon Bolton
This illusionistic cabinet, voted a favorite by RAM visitors, is part of a series inspired by Japanese kimono. The imagery is created by pieces fo wood cut and put into place like a jigsaw puzzle.

75 at 75: Significant Works from RAM’s Collection

September 17 – December 30, 2017

Honoring the 75th anniversary of RAM’s parental museum—the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts—and taking the perspective that the artworks of a museum collection may have many stories to tell beyond what is first visible, this exhibition highlights 75 works from RAM’s collection. How has the museum acquired almost 10,000 works and built the largest collection of contemporary craft in America? What kind of life have these images and objects lived before coming to RAM? Chosen based on the interesting stories they can tell about artists, donors, care and conservation, or acquisition, these works also showcase the growth of a major museum collection over 75 years.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Notes (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Berenice Abbott, Hank Murta Adams, Mark Adams, Chris Antemann, Ralph Bacerra, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Garry Knox Bennett, Jamie Bennett, Dawoud Bey, Bonnie Bishoff, Aaron Bohrod, Jaroslava Brychtová, Wendell Castle, John Cederquist, Dale Chihuly, Warrington Colescott, Colette Denton, Lia Cook, Annette Corcoran, Marilyn da Silva, Stuart Davis, Paul Dresang, Kathleen Dustin, Jack Earl, Robert W. Ebendorf, Carol Eckert, Lillian Elliott, David Ellsworth, Arline Fisch, Steven Ford, David Forlano, Michael Glancy, Lisa Gralnick, Ruth Grotenrath, Laurie J. Hall, Philippe Halsman, Walter S. Hamady, William Harper, Caren Heft, David Hockney, Robyn Horn, Sergei Isupov, Mary A. Jackson, Judy Jensen, Jacob Kainen, Ron Kent, Susan E. King, Gyöngy Laky, Ron Layport, Jim Lee, Edmund D. Lewandowski, Stanislav Libenský, Mark Lindquist, Beth Lipman, Frank Lobdell, Ken Loeber, Dona Look, Michael Lucero, Richard Marquis, John McQueen, Mary Merkel-Hess, Bruce Metcalf, Edward Moulthrop, Jay Musler, Frances Myers, Joel Philip Myers, Manuel Neri, Gladys Nilsson, Harold O’Connor, Albert Paley, Earl Pardon, JoAnna Poehlmann, Jackson Pollock, Tom Rauschke, Adrian Saxe, Joyce Scott, Kay Sekimachi, Richard Shaw, Kiff Slemmons, Christina Y. Smith, Therman Statom, Robert Stocksdale, J.M. Syron, Toshiko Takaezu, Ruffino Tamayo, Cynthia Toops, Beth Van Hoesen, Kukuli Velarde, Peter Voulkos, Pier Voulkos, Kara Walker, Lee Weiss, Brett Weston, Kaaren Wiken, John Wilde, David Williamson, Roberta Williamson, Elise Winters, Paul Wonner, Beatrice Wood, and Claire Zeisler

75 at 75: Significant Works from RAM’s Collection

September 17 – December 30, 2017
Illusionistic cabinet inspired by Japanese kimono
John Cederquist
Bluto’s Diner, 2005
Wood, epoxy resin, aniline dye, and lithographic ink
70 x 55 1/2 x 20 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of The Estate of Linda Brooks Sullivan
Photography: Jon Bolton
This illusionistic cabinet, voted a favorite by RAM visitors, is part of a series inspired by Japanese kimono. The imagery is created by pieces fo wood cut and put into place like a jigsaw puzzle.

Honoring the 75th anniversary of RAM’s parental museum—the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts—and taking the perspective that the artworks of a museum collection may have many stories to tell beyond what is first visible, this exhibition highlights 75 works from RAM’s collection. How has the museum acquired almost 10,000 works and built the largest collection of contemporary craft in America? What kind of life have these images and objects lived before coming to RAM? Chosen based on the interesting stories they can tell about artists, donors, care and conservation, or acquisition, these works also showcase the growth of a major museum collection over 75 years.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Notes (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Berenice Abbott, Hank Murta Adams, Mark Adams, Chris Antemann, Ralph Bacerra, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Garry Knox Bennett, Jamie Bennett, Dawoud Bey, Bonnie Bishoff, Aaron Bohrod, Jaroslava Brychtová, Wendell Castle, John Cederquist, Dale Chihuly, Warrington Colescott, Colette Denton, Lia Cook, Annette Corcoran, Marilyn da Silva, Stuart Davis, Paul Dresang, Kathleen Dustin, Jack Earl, Robert W. Ebendorf, Carol Eckert, Lillian Elliott, David Ellsworth, Arline Fisch, Steven Ford, David Forlano, Michael Glancy, Lisa Gralnick, Ruth Grotenrath, Laurie J. Hall, Philippe Halsman, Walter S. Hamady, William Harper, Caren Heft, David Hockney, Robyn Horn, Sergei Isupov, Mary A. Jackson, Judy Jensen, Jacob Kainen, Ron Kent, Susan E. King, Gyöngy Laky, Ron Layport, Jim Lee, Edmund D. Lewandowski, Stanislav Libenský, Mark Lindquist, Beth Lipman, Frank Lobdell, Ken Loeber, Dona Look, Michael Lucero, Richard Marquis, John McQueen, Mary Merkel-Hess, Bruce Metcalf, Edward Moulthrop, Jay Musler, Frances Myers, Joel Philip Myers, Manuel Neri, Gladys Nilsson, Harold O’Connor, Albert Paley, Earl Pardon, JoAnna Poehlmann, Jackson Pollock, Tom Rauschke, Adrian Saxe, Joyce Scott, Kay Sekimachi, Richard Shaw, Kiff Slemmons, Christina Y. Smith, Therman Statom, Robert Stocksdale, J.M. Syron, Toshiko Takaezu, Ruffino Tamayo, Cynthia Toops, Beth Van Hoesen, Kukuli Velarde, Peter Voulkos, Pier Voulkos, Kara Walker, Lee Weiss, Brett Weston, Kaaren Wiken, John Wilde, David Williamson, Roberta Williamson, Elise Winters, Paul Wonner, Beatrice Wood, and Claire Zeisler

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous
David Charak
Silver Sponsors
Art Bridges
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Baird
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsh Family
J. Jeffers & Co.
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation

Jan Serr and John Shannon
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Butcher & Barrel/Amos Los Tacos
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Tony and Andrea Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
The Prairie School
Georgiana Treivush
Twin Disc, Inc.
Deb and Will Walker

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