RACINE — Racine Art Museum, home to the largest contemporary art collection in the nation, announces the opening of its new online Museum Store.
When you visit RAM, 441 Main St., a trip through the Museum Store is an essential part of the experience. This is the place to find crafted work by artists and craftspeople from across the country and around the world. They can now be found online at racineartmuseumstore.org.
The Museum Store represents the museum's focus on contemporary crafts in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, polymer, wood, and works on paper. These include works by Bennett Bean, David Ellsworth, Arline Fisch, John McQueen, Toshiko Takaezu, Elise Winters and others. In addition, the store showcases contemporary art jewelers such as Jessica Calderwood, Robert W. Ebendorf, Ford and Forlano, Eleanor Moty, and Cynthia Toops.
“RAM is dedicated to encouraging people to collect artwork, since collecting encourages artists and helps fund the production of new work," said Bruce W. Pepich, RAM executive director and curator of collections The Museum Store closely follows RAM’s permanent collection and presents works by some of the same artists on view in the exhibition galleries. We also represent the work of emerging artists that we would like to bring to the attention of the public as particularly noteworthy. The store carries publications on these artists so the public can learn about the field. In this way, the store functions as an extension of RAM’s education programs.”