Racine Art Museum Opens Inaugural Online Exhibition
Racine, WI July 7, 2020
Wanting to include the community in a creative conversation about these unique times, Racine Art Museum (RAM) and RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts invited artists to submit work to From the Heart: RAM Virtual Community Art Show—the museums’ inaugural online exhibition. Existing online at ramart.org and accessible via tablets in the galleries once the museums reopen, this exhibition will officially run from July 7 through October 4, 2020.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted life in ways that are difficult to comprehend. Massive illness and loss of life, economic hardship, daily restrictions, anxieties, and uncertainties—all things that are concerns for so many simultaneously. In addition, a dialogue about race and systemic inequality is front of mind as large-scale protests continue across the United States and around the world.
The RAM online exhibition features 105 artists from around the world who submitted 103 works created during the global health crisis of 2020. Artists were able to submit images of artwork addressing any subject, as long as the artwork was created in the first part of 2020. Whether turning to prevailing social and cultural issues or using art as an outlet to focus energy and concentration, these artists underscore the value of the creative process.
Unique to this exhibition is the option for viewers to vote on their favorite artwork throughout the run of the show. Announced at the end of the show, the three artists whose artworks are voted as Audience Favorites will receive gift certificates for free studio art classes.
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