This exhibition surveys art in Wisconsin from 1960 to 1990. Not only was this an exceptionally fertile time in the history of a state with a (surprising to some) rich and layered history of creative production, it is the period Don Reitz—an artist with a concurrent exhibition at RAM—taught in the ceramics department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
This exhibition chronicles the career of Don Reitz, an innovative and beloved ceramicist who spent 1962–88 living and working in Wisconsin while actively teaching at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
As part of RAM’s Twentieth Anniversary celebrations in 2023 and acknowledging a specialty focus of the institution, this exhibition surveys artists’ books from the collection.
Sponsored by a grant from the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, the RAM Artist Fellowship Program showcases the diversity and vitality of the Racine/Kenosha visual arts. The sixth biennial exhibition features the work of Peter F. Aymonin, Lisa Bigalke, Maureen Fritchen, Jojin Van Winkle, and Kelly Witte.
Part of the recently formed RAM Showcase exhibition series, this first show to focus solely on new artists of color in the collection features the work of Lorena Angulo, Tanya Crane, Seulgi Kwon, and Georgina Treviño
This exhibition highlights a significant moment in American art and history through works on paper, textiles, and other objects associated with the Milwaukee Handicraft Project.
In an effort to broaden the voices heard in the galleries and acknowledge the critical role staff, board, and volunteers play in getting an organization to a milestone anniversary, the curatorial process shifted into the hands of those who are not typically selecting works for display.
Inspired by RAM's Twentieth Anniversary in 2023, this exhibition highlights two print portfolios from the museum's permanent collection that address time in different ways—each way connecting place to time and space.
For the 2023 community-focused exhibition, RAM and Wustum invited artists to share their ideas about what a potential future—realistic or fantastical, possible or impossible—could look like. Futures Reimagined is organized with Scott Terry of Mahogany Gallery in Racine and is inspired by the theme of Mahogany Gallery’s 2nd Annual Wisconsin Black Art and Culture Expo, Black Futures.
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.
The fourteenth edition of this popular, non-traditional exhibition showcases 142 pieces made from or inspired by colorful marshmallow PEEPS® candy created by 200 artists from around the country.
This exhibition, drawn entirely from RAM’s growing collection, celebrates contemporary jewelry while emphasizing the consideration of it from new angles—sometimes literally.
Vignettes is comprised of several smaller exhibitions of works gathered under various organizing principles or themes—emphasizing specific characteristics of the individual pieces and overall groupings.
Now in its 56th year, Watercolor Wisconsin was started in 1966 to honor the depth and breadth of watercolor in the State of Wisconsin. This year’s show at RAM’s Wustum Museum features 106 works by 95 Wisconsin artists.
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.