David Gilhooly
Map of Africa, 1966
Glazed white earthenware
Collection of The Prairie School, Racine
Photography: Jessica Zalewski

Kindred Collecting: Exploring the Artworks of The Prairie School and RAM

February 15 – June 7, 2015

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.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Notes (PDF)

Press Room

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

Kindred Collecting: Exploring the Artworks of The Prairie School and RAM

February 15 – June 7, 2015
David Gilhooly
Map of Africa, 1966
Glazed white earthenware
Collection of The Prairie School, Racine
Photography: Jessica Zalewski

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.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Notes (PDF)

Press Room

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

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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