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.
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