Bruce Ambel
Eye Contact, 2009
Archival digital inkjet print
14 x 11 inches
Racine Art Museum, Arthur P. Haas Memorial Purchase Award from Wisconsin Photography 2012

Get the Picture: The Arthur P. Haas Wisconsin Photography Collection

August 23 – November 16, 2019

Since 1979, the Racine Art Museum has hosted the ongoing juried photography competition, Wisconsin Photography. Over the last four decades, these exhibitions at RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts have showcased the state’s photographers working with a wide range of subjects and in a variety of styles. These shows have provided a pool of high-quality work from which the museum has been able to grow its holdings of regional photography.

Arthur P. Haas (1930 – 1982) was a Racine native and an award-winning photographer who spent a lifetime visually chronicling life in Racine in his role as staff photographer for The Journal Times, the city’s daily paper. In addition to his own work, Haas served as a mentor and informal teacher to many younger, area photographers. Upon his death in 1982, a Memorial Purchase Fun—established by his sister Dorothy Haas with gifts from family and friends—was established. These monies allow RAM to further support regional photographers by acquiring works from Wisconsin Photography each year for the museum’s permanent collection.

The 40 works shown here are just a sample of over 100 pieces that RAM has been able to acquire since the exhibition’s inception.

More About the Exhibition

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Bruce Ambuel, Daniel B. Anderson, Robert W. Baron, Lois Bielefeld, Kathy Brand, Mark J. Brautigam, Paul Brnak, Larry Chatman, Armin Clobes, Martha Coaty, Max Cozzi, Eddee Daniel, Dennis Darmek, Fred Fischer, Ney Tait Fraser, Jenny Knavel, Kenneth Kornacki, Thomas Lemke, William F. Lemke, Julie Lindemann, Janice L. Mahlberg, Jen Moon, Joanne O’Hare, Lawrence W. Oliverson, Vicki Reed, Suzanne Rose, Anna Ross, Bruce D. Saille, Erv Schroeder, John Shimon, Christine J. Sobczak, Marc Wollman, and Shawn Wrobel

Get the Picture: The Arthur P. Haas Wisconsin Photography Collection

August 23 – November 16, 2019
Bruce Ambel
Eye Contact, 2009
Archival digital inkjet print
14 x 11 inches
Racine Art Museum, Arthur P. Haas Memorial Purchase Award from Wisconsin Photography 2012

Since 1979, the Racine Art Museum has hosted the ongoing juried photography competition, Wisconsin Photography. Over the last four decades, these exhibitions at RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts have showcased the state’s photographers working with a wide range of subjects and in a variety of styles. These shows have provided a pool of high-quality work from which the museum has been able to grow its holdings of regional photography.

Arthur P. Haas (1930 – 1982) was a Racine native and an award-winning photographer who spent a lifetime visually chronicling life in Racine in his role as staff photographer for The Journal Times, the city’s daily paper. In addition to his own work, Haas served as a mentor and informal teacher to many younger, area photographers. Upon his death in 1982, a Memorial Purchase Fun—established by his sister Dorothy Haas with gifts from family and friends—was established. These monies allow RAM to further support regional photographers by acquiring works from Wisconsin Photography each year for the museum’s permanent collection.

The 40 works shown here are just a sample of over 100 pieces that RAM has been able to acquire since the exhibition’s inception.

More About the Exhibition

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Bruce Ambuel, Daniel B. Anderson, Robert W. Baron, Lois Bielefeld, Kathy Brand, Mark J. Brautigam, Paul Brnak, Larry Chatman, Armin Clobes, Martha Coaty, Max Cozzi, Eddee Daniel, Dennis Darmek, Fred Fischer, Ney Tait Fraser, Jenny Knavel, Kenneth Kornacki, Thomas Lemke, William F. Lemke, Julie Lindemann, Janice L. Mahlberg, Jen Moon, Joanne O’Hare, Lawrence W. Oliverson, Vicki Reed, Suzanne Rose, Anna Ross, Bruce D. Saille, Erv Schroeder, John Shimon, Christine J. Sobczak, Marc Wollman, and Shawn Wrobel

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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