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Racine Unified School District Exhibition 2022

The annual Racine Unified Student Art Exhibition at RAM's Wustum Museum features artwork created by area school children from grades K–12. Curated by the Unified School's art faculty, the exhibition demonstrates the excellence achieved by students and their teachers.

Racine Unified School District Exhibition 20222022-05-31T09:54:10-05:00

RAM 13th Annual International Peeps Art Exhibition

RAM presents the thirteenth edition of the popular exhibition showcasing art made from or inspired by adorably colorful marshmallow Peeps®. This year, more than 207 artists, families, and organizations from around the country created 162 pieces of Peeps® art for the only museum competition of its kind in the world.

RAM 13th Annual International Peeps Art Exhibition2022-05-03T11:28:39-05:00

RAM Showcase: Abstraction

This show—part of the new RAM Showcase series of exhibitions—highlights contemporary artists of color whose work addresses intellectual, philosophical, and spiritual concepts through abstraction.

RAM Showcase: Abstraction2022-06-13T11:07:13-05:00

RAM Showcase: Objects

The unifying theme of this exhibition is that the works presented are objects—sculptural, functional, or both—made by artists from diverse backgrounds, all residing within the United States. Subject matter varies—from material exploration to personal narrative to function. While this work is not directly issue-oriented, the fact that the makers themselves, as artists of color, have experienced a wide range of implicit and explicit biases is a subcontext worthy of consideration. Seen through that lens, the story these objects tell is even more complex.

RAM Showcase: Objects2022-05-31T09:54:27-05:00

Watercolor Wisconsin 2021

Now in its 55th year, Watercolor Wisconsin was started in 1966 to honor the depth and breadth of watercolor in the State of Wisconsin. This year’s show features 110 works by 97 Wisconsin artists.

Watercolor Wisconsin 20212022-04-25T10:44:49-05:00

RAM Holiday Tree 2021

Soaring in front of the view of Lake Michigan, the illuminated conifer is adorned with over 1,500 glass ornaments from a variety of time periods and subjects—many from late Racine, Wisconsin gallerist and arts supporter Emile H. Mathis II’s collection. Visitors are encouraged to look for unique decorations like octopi and soup cans fashioned in glass alongside more traditional festive creations.

RAM Holiday Tree 20212022-01-06T08:55:39-06:00

The Art of AdOrnaments, Wrappins, and Creative Conifers 2021

The Racine Art Museum Store invited artists of all ages to participate in the museum’s annual competition for handmade holiday ornaments, wrapped boxes, and decorated trees. This year's show features 49 festive pieces by 43 regional artists.

The Art of AdOrnaments, Wrappins, and Creative Conifers 20212022-01-06T09:00:05-06:00

RAM Artist Fellowship and Emerging Artist Exhibition 2021

Sponsored by a grant from the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, the RAM Artist Fellowship Program aims to showcase the diversity and vitality of the Racine/Kenosha visual arts. The fifth biennial exhibition features the work of Martha Coaty, Nate Hunter, Christopher Johns, Marc Travanti, and René Amado.

RAM Artist Fellowship and Emerging Artist Exhibition 20212021-11-29T12:41:16-06:00

Collection Focus: Mara Superior

This exhibition debuts a recent acquisition of 31 pieces by the contemporary American ceramic artist Mara Superior.

Collection Focus: Mara Superior2022-01-18T10:15:09-06:00

Get a Bead On: Jewelry and Small Objects

This exhibition, comprised of works from RAM’s collection, reveals the expansive potential of beads for structure as well as decoration in contemporary art jewelry and small-scale objects.

Get a Bead On: Jewelry and Small Objects2022-01-24T11:03:46-06:00
  • Dennis Robert Communis Viridi Cataphractos Limax

Alien Invasion: RAM Virtual Community Art Show

Racine Art Museum and RAM’s Wustum Museum invited artists to take part in the second RAM Virtual Community Art Show. In response, 59 artists from across the world submitted 58 works that touch upon the idea of organic invasion and intrusion.

Alien Invasion: RAM Virtual Community Art Show2022-01-25T12:01:49-06:00
  • Organic light green teapot with an elongated spout as well as orange and pink leaves on the top and back. Red and purple berry-shaped decorations extend out of the bottom into two spiraling appendages.

Alien Invasion: (Un)Familiar Forms in Contemporary Art

This exhibition features objects and images from the museum’s collection that are both fantastical and familiar. The contemporary artists whose works are featured—many of whom use the natural world as inspiration—do not shy away from the oversized, dramatic, or intriguing.

Alien Invasion: (Un)Familiar Forms in Contemporary Art2022-01-24T11:02:43-06:00

Racine and Vicinity Show 2021: All Media Juried Competition

A glimpse into local talent, this juried exhibition showcases work from artists residing throughout Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties, along with RAM members from outside the area. This year's show features 99 pieces by 96 regional artists and RAM members.

Racine and Vicinity Show 2021: All Media Juried Competition2021-12-27T12:06:03-06:00

Component Parts: Artworks Made of Multiple Elements

Drawn from RAM’s collection, the two and three-dimensional works in this exhibition are united by conceptual choices in presentation yet they reflect a variety of perspectives and subject matter—from cultural, historical, and domestic issues to material and formal investigations.

Component Parts: Artworks Made of Multiple Elements2022-03-01T15:04:11-06:00

RAM 12th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition

RAM presents an untraditional exhibition—now in its twelfth year—showcasing art made from or inspired by fluffy, sugarcoated marshmallow PEEPS®. This year’s exhibition features 138 entries that demonstrate the talent of artists from across the country.

RAM 12th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition2021-08-09T16:06:20-05:00

The Art of the Cup: Variations on Cups from RAM’s Collection

Drawn from RAM’s collection, this exhibition—with works made of clay, glass, and metal—features contemporary iterations of cup forms, sometimes as multiples within a set. Mugs and goblets are included to offer contrasts and comparisons.

The Art of the Cup: Variations on Cups from RAM’s Collection2021-08-09T16:01:05-05:00

Watercolor Wisconsin 2020

Now in its 54th year, the exhibition was started in 1966 to honor the depth and breadth of watercolor in the State of Wisconsin. This year's show features 98 works by 78 Wisconsin artists.

Watercolor Wisconsin 20202022-01-18T14:36:20-06:00

RAM Holiday Tree 2020

Soaring in front of the view of Lake Michigan, this illuminated conifer is adorned with over 1,500 glass ornaments from a variety of time periods and subjects—many from late Racine, WI gallerist and arts support Emile H. Mathis II's collection.

RAM Holiday Tree 20202021-01-26T14:38:13-06:00

The Art of AdORNAMENTS, Wrappins, and Creative Conifers 2020

RAM invited artists of all ages to participate in the museum’s annual competition for handmade holiday ornaments, wrapped boxes, and decorated trees.

The Art of AdORNAMENTS, Wrappins, and Creative Conifers 20202021-08-30T15:41:31-05:00

Silhouette: Capturing the Human Form in Contemporary Prints and Art Jewelry

Using different tools, media, and approaches, all of the artists represented in this exhibition explore how to best use the human form as either a compositional element, or to tell a story, or explore an idea.

Silhouette: Capturing the Human Form in Contemporary Prints and Art Jewelry2021-12-22T15:34:59-06:00

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