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 RAMA’s 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.
This equity statement reflects initial attempts and actions to evaluate and address institutional perspectives or paths toward a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible organization. Objectives toward these current and future goals align with—and will continue to be evaluated within the context of—RAMA’s Strategic Plan. This will apply to all areas of the organization including program content, permanent collection acquisitions, partner relationships, and Board, staff, and volunteer recruitment and retention. With this in mind, and with a desire to be responsive and willing to adjust plans as needed, RAMA is moving forward with continued empathy and kindness.