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.
This exhibition features work by Mary Giles—one of the most well-represented fiber artists in RAM's permanent collection—who made objects throughout her career that reflected her interest in materials and traditional basketmaking techniques.
Expect the Unexpected features artworks drawn from RAM’s collection that incorporate unusual, surprising, or challenging materials. Rather than shying away from the potential care challenges they might entail, RAM embraces these objects as reflections of the inventiveness and experimentation that characterizes much contemporary art.
Primarily drawn from RAM’s collection, the works featured in this exhibition demonstrate contemporary methods of working with materials such as fabric, thread, yarn, and embroidery floss through the use of needles, hooks, or hands. Works on loan from Milwaukee area artists Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Rosemary Ollison, and Rosy Petri expand this conversation even further.
RAM’s Wustum Museum continues a Racine tradition with the opening of Wisconsin Photography 2020—a statewide competition organized by the museum since 1979.
RAM presents an untraditional exhibition—now in its eleventh year—showcasing art made from or inspired by fluffy, sugarcoated marshmallow PEEPS®. This year's exhibition features 102 entries that demonstrate the talent of 137 artists from across the country.
The 45 teapots included in this Windows on Fifth Gallery exhibition are shining examples of a modern take on the traditional teapot.
From the Heart, drawn from RAM’s collection, features works that reflect themes and topics that motivate artists to action, inspiring them to comment, investigate, and care.
Wanting to include the community in a creative conversation about these unique times, RAM and RAM's Wustum Museum invited artists to take part in this inaugural Virtual Community Art Show. 105 artists from around the world submitted 103 works created during the global health crisis of 2020.
Part of the Open Storage series of exhibitions, this show features artists' books and works on paper from RAM's collection by artists Walter S. Hamady and Claire Van Vliet.
Part of the Open Storage series of exhibitions, this show features wood works from RAM's collection by artists Ronald Kent, Michael Peterson, Tom Rauschke, Kaaren Wiken, and Robert Stocksdale.
Part of the Open Storage series of exhibitions, this show features glass work from RAM's collection by artists Dan Dailey, Michael Glancy, Joel Philip Myers, and Mark Peiser.
This exhibition features works from RAM's collection, including ceramic objects by Sandra Byers and Beatrice Wood; and fiber pieces by Lillian Elliott, Ed Rossbach, Kay Sekimachi, Jean Stamsta, and Merle Temkin, as well as pieces by regional artists Gibson Byrd, John N. Colt, Theodore Czebotar, Joseph Friebert, and Murray Weiss.
One of the museum's most popular shows, Watercolor Wisconsin is a statewide competition organized annually since 1966.
RAM invites artists of all ages to participate in the museum’s handmade holiday ornament, greeting card, and gift wrapping competition.
This exhibition plays to that idea and places studio craft in the context of two-dimensional paintings and works on paper made between 1960 and 1985. It provides a theoretical structure for understanding the larger social and cultural environment that helped to shape the content and form of the work.
The Ruffo and Schumann galleries showcase small-scale ceramic, glass, wood, and metal objects from the 1950s and 1960s that reflect the types of works most associated with craft up to that point.
Drawing on RAM's collection, as well as generous lenders from the Racine area, OBJECTS REDUX celebrates the 50th anniversary of OBJECTS: USA by combining works from the original touring exhibition with works by many of the same artists produced as part of the accompanying selling program.
The fourth biennial RAM Artist Fellowship Exhibition—presented by the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation—featuring the work of Alex Mandli, Crystal Neubauer, Marilyn Propp, and Amy Misurelli Sorensen.
The 40 works shown here are just a sample of over 100 pieces that RAM has been able to acquire since Wisconsin Photography’s inception.