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

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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