Racine Art Museum
Press Release

Racine Art Museum Extends Run of Exhibitions

Racine, WI December 14, 2020

By - Dec 14th, 2020 02:56 pm
Photo courtesy of RAM.

Photo courtesy of RAM.

In response to the current impact of the global pandemic in Wisconsin, the Racine Art Museum (RAM) has decided to extend the run of four ongoing exhibitions in hopes of giving a broader audience the chance to view the intriguing works of contemporary craft in-person.

Originally scheduled to run through February 13, 2021, In Stitches: Contemporary Approaches to Needlework will now be on display through May 8, 2021. This exhibition features work primarily drawn from the museum’s permanent collection that demonstrates contemporary methods of working with materials such as fabric, thread, yarn, and embroidery floss through the use of needles, hooks, or hands.

The other three current exhibitions were originally scheduled to run through January 23, 2021, but will instead be on display through July 3, 2021.

Collection Focus: Mary Giles features work by fiber artist Mary Giles (1944–2018), who is renowned for her willingness to push boundaries of form and concept. Giles, with 22 pieces currently in the museum’s permanent collection and others promised, is one of the most well-represented fiber artists at RAM with works spanning over three decades.

Silhouette: Capturing the Human Form in Contemporary Prints and Art Jewelry showcases artists who explore the use of the human form as either a compositional element, storytelling device, or representation of an idea.

Expect the Unexpected: Unusual Materials in Contemporary Craft features artworks drawn from RAM’s collection that incorporate unusual, surprising, or challenging materials. Included are pieces like artist Wesley Fleming’s Hornet’s Nest, which combines an actual found hornet’s nest with flameworked glass hornets.

Further information about current and future exhibitions at RAM and RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts is available at ramart.org.


Exhibitions at Racine Art Museum are made possible by: Platinum Sponsors—Anonymous, Nicholas and Nancy Kurten, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Windgate Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Administration; Diamond Sponsors—National Endowment for the Arts, Ruffo Family Foundation, Inc.; Gold Sponsors—Anonymous, David Charak, Tom and Irene Creecy, David Flegel, Herzfeld Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, Twin Disc, W.T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors—A.C. Buhler Family, Andis Foundation, Lucy G. Feller, Johnson Bank, Dorothy MacVicar, Real Racine, Trio Foundation of St. Louis, Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors—Andis Company, Virginia Buhler, Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research, Tom and Jane Devine, David and Ellen Easley, Educators Credit Union, Ben and Dawn Flegel, Fredrick and Deborah Ganaway, William A. Guenther, Tom and Sharon Harty, Andrea and Tony Hauser, Angela Jacobi, Bill Keland, Knight Barry Title Group, Eric Koopmeiners and Lena Vigna; Media Sponsor—Wisconsin Public Radio.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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