Racine, WI 53403
About Racine Art Museum Association
We welcome you to experience one of the nation's most impressive contemporary craft museums. With over 6,500 artworks in the permanent collection, RAM presents several themed collection shows each year giving visitors the opportunity to view many of the pieces.
The Racine Art Museum Association, Inc. is dedicated to the exhibition, education, collection and preservation of contemporary visual arts.
The Racine Art Museum houses one of North America's most significant collections of contemporary crafts. With a permanent collection of more than 6,500 objects, half of these pieces represent the museum's focus on contemporary crafts from internationally recognized artists in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals and wood. The remaining items in the collection are a combination of 1930s art from the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project, which was the museum's first acquisition, along with works on paper, paintings and sculpture.
Presenting work from artists who create meaningful statements in craft media, RAM dispels any differentiation between fine arts and crafts and between the artist and the craftsperson. Exhibitions at RAM emphasize ideas behind the artwork, rather than following strict media categories. RAM also plays a vital role in arts education through Wustum Museum, where it offers community outreach programs, studio art classes and workshops taught by regionally and nationally known artists working in craft media.
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