Mary Tingley
Neckpiece, 1974
Brass, copper, and copper wire
16 1/2 x 9 x 1/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of The Estate of Mary Tingley
Photography: Jon Bolton

Treasure Trove: Establishing Jewelry and Metals Archives at RAM

January 27 – August 4, 2019
at Racine Art Museum

In 2013, RAM was identified as having the largest contemporary craft collection in the United States. That impressive designation is thanks to the commitment of donors—private collectors and artists primarily—who see RAM as the definitive lasting home of the artwork they have amassed and/or created. Also unique to RAM’s collection are concentrations of multiple works by individual artists. While some institutions choose to limit their acquisitions to one or two examples per artist—except in special circumstances—RAM is often interested in representing a large cross-section of a career or body of work. This extends to the development of archives that may include studio furniture, correspondence, books, and other materials that document and outline professional paths and achievements.

This exhibition focuses on select archive artists who primarily create jewelry and metalwork, highlighting their presence with a sampling from RAM’s holdings.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Notes (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Dan Adams, Carolyn Morris Bach, Kat Cole, Michael Croft, Ben J. Cunningham, Robert W. Ebendorf, Sandra Enterline, John J. Grant, Arline Fisch, Steven Ford, David Forlano, Else Bates Freund, Terri Gelenian-Wood, Danielle Gori-Montanelli, Tina Fung Holder, Tory Hughes, Ken Loeber, Dona Look, Eleanor Moty, Harold O’Connor, Ivy Ross, Antonia Schwed, Joyce Scott, Kiff Slemmons, Mary Tingley, Cynthia Toops, Pier Voulkos, Elise Winters, and Marci Zelmanoff

Treasure Trove: Establishing Jewelry and Metals Archives at RAM

January 27 – August 4, 2019
at Racine Art Museum
Mary Tingley
Neckpiece, 1974
Brass, copper, and copper wire
16 1/2 x 9 x 1/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of The Estate of Mary Tingley
Photography: Jon Bolton

In 2013, RAM was identified as having the largest contemporary craft collection in the United States. That impressive designation is thanks to the commitment of donors—private collectors and artists primarily—who see RAM as the definitive lasting home of the artwork they have amassed and/or created. Also unique to RAM’s collection are concentrations of multiple works by individual artists. While some institutions choose to limit their acquisitions to one or two examples per artist—except in special circumstances—RAM is often interested in representing a large cross-section of a career or body of work. This extends to the development of archives that may include studio furniture, correspondence, books, and other materials that document and outline professional paths and achievements.

This exhibition focuses on select archive artists who primarily create jewelry and metalwork, highlighting their presence with a sampling from RAM’s holdings.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Notes (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Dan Adams, Carolyn Morris Bach, Kat Cole, Michael Croft, Ben J. Cunningham, Robert W. Ebendorf, Sandra Enterline, John J. Grant, Arline Fisch, Steven Ford, David Forlano, Else Bates Freund, Terri Gelenian-Wood, Danielle Gori-Montanelli, Tina Fung Holder, Tory Hughes, Ken Loeber, Dona Look, Eleanor Moty, Harold O’Connor, Ivy Ross, Antonia Schwed, Joyce Scott, Kiff Slemmons, Mary Tingley, Cynthia Toops, Pier Voulkos, Elise Winters, and Marci Zelmanoff

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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