This one-of-a-kind exhibition represents an atypical parallel in the contemporary art collections of an internationally-known art museum and a preparatory school. Racine Art Museum and The Prairie School—also in Racine—have been the beneficiaries of donors who believe that art is a powerful tool and important to a well-rounded education.
Both institutions have works from artists with significant reputations, including many from the region and those who have been featured in exhibitions at RAM and as artists-in-residence at Prairie. In addition, pieces from the groundbreaking collection and exhibition, Objects: USA, which toured the country in the late 1960s, have found homes with each organization.
Kindred Collecting is a dialogue of work from Prairie’s collection paired with pieces from RAM by the same artist or one working in a similar manner.
Artists in the Exhibition
Jerrold Belland, Fred Berman, Helen Bitar, Elizabeth Blackadder, J.B. Blunk, Wendell Castle, Dominic Di Mare, Wharton Esherick, David Gilhooly, Balcomb Greene, Virginia Harvey, John Houston, Kent Ipsen, Edwin C. Kalke, Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly, John Littleton, Harvey K. Littleton, Danny Pierce, JoAnna Poehlmann, Svetozar Radakovich, Ruth Clark Radakovich, Bill Reid, Marko Spalatin, Frank Stearn, Victor Vasarely, and Kate Vogel