Racine Art Museum

The Racine Art Museum houses one of North America’s most significant collections of contemporary crafts. With a permanent collection of more than 8,000 objects, over half of these pieces represent the museum’s focus on contemporary crafts from internationally recognized artists in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, polymer, 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.

Place Categories: Art MuseumPlace Tags: paintings, Photography, printmaking and sculptures

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