The Racine Art Museum 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.
Artworks showcasing fluffy, sugar-coated marshmallow PEEPS®
Two-and three-dimensional objects are shown together to demonstrate their commonalities
Wearable art of precious and non-precious materials
Sculptural works along with functional pottery for both daily and special occasions
100+ styles, techniques, and sizes of contemporary glass vessels
Artworks incorporate items from the natural world, created during the last few decades
Brief survey of enamel works
Works from artists who primarily create jewelry and metalwork
Two and three-dimensional representations of the self and others