RACINE -- The Racine Art Museum has its biggest fundraiser of the year coming up in a few weeks. And it promises to be a night unlike any other. Carl joins FOX6 WakeUp from Racine with the a preview.
About Racine Art Museum (website)
The Racine Art Museum, located at 441 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin, holds the largest and most significant contemporary craft collection in North America, with more than 8,000 objects from nationally and internationally recognized artists. RAM's mission is to elevate the stature of craft to fine arts by presenting ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, polymer, and wood alongside paintings and sculptures.
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. Most shows at RAM change three times each year and there are no galleries solely dedicated to the permanent collection. If you are interested in seeing work in a particular medium, please contact the museum prior to your visit to verify what is in our current exhibitions.
The museum also plays a vital role in arts education through RAM's Wustum Museum, where it offers community outreach programs, studio art classes and workshops taught by regionally and nationally known artists working in craft media.