Artists of all ages were invited to participate in the museum’s annual competition for handmade holiday ornaments, festive snow people and creatures, and decorated trees. The 2022 show features 43 delightful pieces by 35 regional artists.
With work drawn from RAM’s collection and centered on the 1980s and 1990s, this exhibition in RAM's street-facing Windows on Fifth Gallery outlines the concerns of women artists dedicated to exploring the sculptural, visual, metaphorical, and creative potential of glass.
This exhibition features sketchbooks by notable artists in RAM's collection that offer insight into creative practices and, sometimes, into an artist’s daily life.
Comprised of artwork from RAM’s collection, this exhibition investigates artistic practices and the particular challenges and rewards of working collaboratively. Yet it also raises questions about how such working processes break down assumptions about historical models that privilege a single artist.
Responding to the RAM exhibition, David R. Harper: Zodiac, Racine Art Museum and RAM’s Wustum Museum invited artists to take part in the third RAM Virtual Community Art Show. In response, 20 artists from around the country submitted work that somehow investigates astrological symbols.
This exhibition features a series of sculptural works by David R. Harper based on the signs of the zodiac. Harper uses imagery and metaphor to encourage people to think about how an object’s meaning can change based on who is interacting with it.
This exhibition debuts an archive of over 135 scarves, shawls, and garments by Randall Darwall (1948–2017) at the Racine Art Museum. In addition, as part of the archival supporting materials, RAM has been gifted textile works by other artists that served as inspiration for Darwall—several of which are included in this exhibition—and ephemera that documents his career.
Featuring over 35 works, including several from RAM’s holdings as well as recently finished pieces, this exhibition owes its name to a recently-published monograph on the artist Eleanor Moty. It follows a similar arc to the book in representing Moty’s working career to-date—over 50 years of making.
This exhibition—part of the RAM Showcase series—highlights the work of artists Russell T. Gordon and James Tanner, both of whom were educators with significant positions in their respective universities. While both of their works have been shown at RAM before, this exhibition is an opportunity to share more about the artists—reflecting a few moments of intersection between them.
This exhibition spotlights glass as an art medium but, more importantly, in some ways, calls attention to the work of contemporary artists of color from RAM’s collection. While neither of these two threads are unique ones at RAM, this is the first exhibition dedicated to featuring only artists of color working with this material.