Video produced by Matt Binetti, Racine

Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection

February 18 – June 10, 2018

The multi-media exhibition, Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection, takes a look at animals removed from daily life for most—creatures that are wild, dangerous, large, or less familiar. The lives of animals and humans are interwoven in many ways. The natural world, in all its variety, has long been a favorite topic for artists who marvel at its complexity, diversity, and beauty. They may also use it as a way to explore larger issues about the environment, humanity, society, or culture. The artists whose works are featured in this exhibition are drawn to depicting animals that are, perhaps, a little more removed from the daily lives of most—those that might be considered “beasts.”

The ceramic sculptures, fiber works, paintings, photographs, and prints that are included in Beasts are all drawn from RAM’s collection. Whether beasts are the primary focus of the work or characters involved in a broader story, their presence reflects the consistent human desire to make sense of the larger world.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Notes (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Nancy Y. Adams, Stanley Abstetar, Eric Avery, Chris Berti, Frank Boyden, Nancy Elkholm Burkert, Beth Cavener, Sue Coe, Warrington Colescott, Linda Cordell, Eugene Deutch, Dimitriev (Kholui Studios), Carol Eckert, Gayle Fichtinger, Edward Gorey, Peter Gourfain, Laurie Hogin, Edgar Imler, Sergei Isupov, Charles Johnson, Dafna Kaffeman, Ron Meyers, Cynthia A. Osborne, Tod Pardon, Joseph Piccillo, Lindsay Pichaske, Tom Rauschke, Ed Rossbach, Adrian Saxe, Scott Schoenherr, Esther Shimazu, Robert Silverman, Chuzo Tamotzu, Susan Thayer, Tom Uttech, Beth Van Hoesen, Jason Walker, Waswo X. Waswo, Kaaren Wiken, and Anne Wilson

Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection

February 18 – June 10, 2018
Video produced by Matt Binetti, Racine

The multi-media exhibition, Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection, takes a look at animals removed from daily life for most—creatures that are wild, dangerous, large, or less familiar. The lives of animals and humans are interwoven in many ways. The natural world, in all its variety, has long been a favorite topic for artists who marvel at its complexity, diversity, and beauty. They may also use it as a way to explore larger issues about the environment, humanity, society, or culture. The artists whose works are featured in this exhibition are drawn to depicting animals that are, perhaps, a little more removed from the daily lives of most—those that might be considered “beasts.”

The ceramic sculptures, fiber works, paintings, photographs, and prints that are included in Beasts are all drawn from RAM’s collection. Whether beasts are the primary focus of the work or characters involved in a broader story, their presence reflects the consistent human desire to make sense of the larger world.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Notes (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Nancy Y. Adams, Stanley Abstetar, Eric Avery, Chris Berti, Frank Boyden, Nancy Elkholm Burkert, Beth Cavener, Sue Coe, Warrington Colescott, Linda Cordell, Eugene Deutch, Dimitriev (Kholui Studios), Carol Eckert, Gayle Fichtinger, Edward Gorey, Peter Gourfain, Laurie Hogin, Edgar Imler, Sergei Isupov, Charles Johnson, Dafna Kaffeman, Ron Meyers, Cynthia A. Osborne, Tod Pardon, Joseph Piccillo, Lindsay Pichaske, Tom Rauschke, Ed Rossbach, Adrian Saxe, Scott Schoenherr, Esther Shimazu, Robert Silverman, Chuzo Tamotzu, Susan Thayer, Tom Uttech, Beth Van Hoesen, Jason Walker, Waswo X. Waswo, Kaaren Wiken, and Anne Wilson

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 Hirsch 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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