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Racine Art Museum Association, Inc. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Statement Summary

First Friday July 2021
Photography: RAM Staff

Racine Art Museum Association, Inc. (RAMA) is committed to supporting diverse artists, voices, and audiences—whether that diversity reflects race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age, ability, social standing, or world perspective.

As a cultural/educational institution rooted in the humanities and using art as a catalyst, RAMA wants to encourage inquiry, exploration, and empathy about the world in which we live. RAM and Wustum Museum strive to provide spaces and experiences that show art is powerful—it can offer new viewpoints, moments of wonder, flights of the imagination, difficult or fantastical things to ponder, an occasion to relax or reflect, and also, significantly, a means to understand or connect and interact. Additionally, because every culture has historically excelled in making functional, decorative, or religious objects by hand, craft in particular can form links between people of diverse backgrounds.

With this in mind, RAMA is moving forward with continued empathy and kindness. To make positive societal change and advancement possible, we believe exposure to a broad range of visual art and cultural education programs expands self-expression, creative problem-solving, more open communication, spiritual nourishment, and increased empathy. RAMA, as an institution that values social justice, seeks to use creativity to inspire people at all stages in their lives. The intent is to generate a more vital and employable citizenry who can develop creative solutions to cultural and social challenges. The museum’s two campuses are dedicated to achieve these goals in its culture and the programming it offers the communities it serves.

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