Sherman Groenke
No Thoroughfare, 1998
Watercolor
Racine Art Museum, George and Betty Ren Frederiksen Memorial Purchase Award from Watercolor Wisconsin 1998
Photography: Jon Bolton

Wustum Generations

January 22 – April 30, 2017

The Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine Art Museum’s forebear, was founded on November 16, 1941. Housed on property that was given to the city of Racine to be used for a fine arts museum, Wustum has not just survived, but thrived, as a significant arts organization. With this exhibition featuring works by artists important to Wustum’s history on a variety of levels, RAM pays homage to its ancestor on its 75th anniversary.

When RAM came into existence in 2003, the role of the artist in institutional development necessarily expanded in need and scope. Artists who have played important roles at Wustum and RAM have done so not just as working artists, but also as teachers, donors, board members, volunteers, committee members, staff, activists, catalysts for large gifts, benefactors, and donors of significant archives. The artists included in this exhibition fulfill two criteria—they have been essential to the development of Wustum and RAM in one or more capacities and they are represented in RAM’s holdings.

Artists in the Exhibition

Mark Adams, Renie Breskin Adam, Rick Bartow, Jerrold Belland, Sharon A. Blaesing, Bill Blaesing, Sandy Blain, Karen Johnson Boyd, Frank Boyden, Robert R. Burkert, Gibson Byrd, Warrington Colescott, Doug DeVinny, Robert W. Ebendorf, Lisa Englander, George Frederiksen, Terri Gelenian-Wood, Byron Gere, John Goray, Sherman Groenke, Ruth Grotenrath, Karen Gunderson, Walter S. Hamady, Caren Heft, James Hoffman, David V. Holmes, Richard J. Jensen, Cherry Barr Jerry, Michael Jerry, Sylvester Jerry, Rosita Johanson, Samuel C. Johnson, Edwin C. Kalke, Schomer Lichtner, Frank Lobdell, Alex Mandli, Ruth Miles, Michael W. Monroe, Frances Myers, Helen Napier, Manuel Neri, Edna M. Olson, Frank Paluch, John Parsons, JoAnna Poehlmann, Michael Pry, Kaaren Wiken and Tom Rauschke, Bill Reid, Helen Sawyer, Jan Serr, Berta Sherwood, Susan M. Sorenson, Frank Stearn, Anthony C. Stoeveken, Toshiko Takaezu, Merle Temkin, Mary Tingley, Beth Van Hoesen, Alice Wendt-Broner, and Elise Winters

Wustum Generations

January 22 – April 30, 2017
Sherman Groenke
No Thoroughfare, 1998
Watercolor
Racine Art Museum, George and Betty Ren Frederiksen Memorial Purchase Award from Watercolor Wisconsin 1998
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

The Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine Art Museum’s forebear, was founded on November 16, 1941. Housed on property that was given to the city of Racine to be used for a fine arts museum, Wustum has not just survived, but thrived, as a significant arts organization. With this exhibition featuring works by artists important to Wustum’s history on a variety of levels, RAM pays homage to its ancestor on its 75th anniversary.

When RAM came into existence in 2003, the role of the artist in institutional development necessarily expanded in need and scope. Artists who have played important roles at Wustum and RAM have done so not just as working artists, but also as teachers, donors, board members, volunteers, committee members, staff, activists, catalysts for large gifts, benefactors, and donors of significant archives. The artists included in this exhibition fulfill two criteria—they have been essential to the development of Wustum and RAM in one or more capacities and they are represented in RAM’s holdings.

Artists in the Exhibition

Mark Adams, Renie Breskin Adam, Rick Bartow, Jerrold Belland, Sharon A. Blaesing, Bill Blaesing, Sandy Blain, Karen Johnson Boyd, Frank Boyden, Robert R. Burkert, Gibson Byrd, Warrington Colescott, Doug DeVinny, Robert W. Ebendorf, Lisa Englander, George Frederiksen, Terri Gelenian-Wood, Byron Gere, John Goray, Sherman Groenke, Ruth Grotenrath, Karen Gunderson, Walter S. Hamady, Caren Heft, James Hoffman, David V. Holmes, Richard J. Jensen, Cherry Barr Jerry, Michael Jerry, Sylvester Jerry, Rosita Johanson, Samuel C. Johnson, Edwin C. Kalke, Schomer Lichtner, Frank Lobdell, Alex Mandli, Ruth Miles, Michael W. Monroe, Frances Myers, Helen Napier, Manuel Neri, Edna M. Olson, Frank Paluch, John Parsons, JoAnna Poehlmann, Michael Pry, Kaaren Wiken and Tom Rauschke, Bill Reid, Helen Sawyer, Jan Serr, Berta Sherwood, Susan M. Sorenson, Frank Stearn, Anthony C. Stoeveken, Toshiko Takaezu, Merle Temkin, Mary Tingley, Beth Van Hoesen, Alice Wendt-Broner, and Elise Winters

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
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
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsch Family
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation, Inc.

Jan Serr and John Shannon
Twin Disc, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Educators Credit Union
Fredrick and Deborah Ganaway
Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Andrea and Tony Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
Deb and Willard Walker

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