Karren K. Brito
Opera Shawl, ca. 2005
Dyed silk
41 x 18 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Laurie Waters
Photography: Jon Bolton

RAM Collects: Contemporary Art to Wear

September 23 – December 30, 2016

RAM Collects: Contemporary Art to Wear debuts recent gifts of art to wear—wearable clothing that is produced in unique or limited editions, is primarily handmade, and reflects a particular aesthetic style. In the last decade, RAM has strengthened its holdings in this category—adding examples of jackets, vests, and shawls by well-known makers, such as Jean Cacicedo, Deborah Cross, Randy Darwall, Tim Harding, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, and Julia Hill.

More About the Exhibition

Gallery Guide (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Judith Bird, Barbara Brandel, Hulda Bridgeman, Karren K. Brito, Jean Cacicedo, Candiss Cole, Deborah Cross, Randall Darwall, Juanita Girardin, Tim and Kathleen Harding, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Julia Hill, Iota (Machteld Schrameyer), Sally Jones, Kane Sells Studio (Michael Kane and Steve Sells), Janet Kaneko, Jeanette Kastenberg, Kiss of the Wolf (Lori Bacigalupi and Marshall Bacigalupi), Chunghie Lee, Linda Mendelson, Carol Motty, Brian Murphy, Carol Waller, and Arlene Wohl

RAM Collects: Contemporary Art to Wear

September 23 – December 30, 2016
Karren K. Brito
Opera Shawl, ca. 2005
Dyed silk
41 x 18 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Laurie Waters
Photography: Jon Bolton

RAM Collects: Contemporary Art to Wear debuts recent gifts of art to wear—wearable clothing that is produced in unique or limited editions, is primarily handmade, and reflects a particular aesthetic style. In the last decade, RAM has strengthened its holdings in this category—adding examples of jackets, vests, and shawls by well-known makers, such as Jean Cacicedo, Deborah Cross, Randy Darwall, Tim Harding, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, and Julia Hill.

More About the Exhibition

Gallery Guide (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Judith Bird, Barbara Brandel, Hulda Bridgeman, Karren K. Brito, Jean Cacicedo, Candiss Cole, Deborah Cross, Randall Darwall, Juanita Girardin, Tim and Kathleen Harding, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Julia Hill, Iota (Machteld Schrameyer), Sally Jones, Kane Sells Studio (Michael Kane and Steve Sells), Janet Kaneko, Jeanette Kastenberg, Kiss of the Wolf (Lori Bacigalupi and Marshall Bacigalupi), Chunghie Lee, Linda Mendelson, Carol Motty, Brian Murphy, Carol Waller, and Arlene Wohl

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

The Estate of Karen Johnson Boyd
David Charak
Judith and David Flegel Fund
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Racine Community Foundation logo
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

City of Racine’s Grow Racine Grant
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation
Ruth Arts Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Anonymous
Tom and Irene Creecy
Richard and Patricia Ehlert
Trio Foundation of St. Louis
W.T. Walker Group, Inc.
Wisconsin Arts Board

Silver Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Beta Diagnostic Labs
A.C. Buhler Family
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Jim Harris
Sharon and Tom Harty
Horizon Retail Construction, Inc.
Lise Iwon
J. Jeffers & Co.
Johnson Financial Group
Dorothy MacVicar
Jan Serr and John Shannon

Bronze Sponsors

Ellen and Joseph Albrecht
Andis Foundation
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Dave’s Wine Garage
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Bill and Debbie Keland
Susan Manalli
Jean and Alex Mandli, Jr.
The Prairie School
Cathy Stanghellin
Twin Disc, Inc.

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