Racine Art Museum presents Sitting Pretty. Furniture from RAM’s Collection

The Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin presents Sitting Pretty. Furniture from RAM’s Collection, an exhibition on view through May 6, 2012.

Each year, the Racine Art Museum welcomes the newest gifts of artworks to its contemporary craft collection with a debut exhibition. Sitting Pretty: Furniture from RAM’s Collection celebrates the arrival of a number of recent gifts of handmade furniture.

RAM debuts these gifts—including pieces by Isaac Arms, Garry Knox Bennett, John Eric Byers, and Peter Pierbon who have contributed examples of their own work to the collection. The show also features two major works by John Cederquist from the estate of Linda Brooks Sullivan and Karen Johnson Boyd’s contribution of three chairs created by Clifton Monteith, Roy Superior, and Dick Wickman. Exhibited within the context of RAM’s existing furniture collection, these new arrivals further underscore the depth of the museum’s holdings.

The Racine Art Museum houses one of North America’s most significant collections of contemporary crafts. With a permanent collection of more than 5,000 objects, half of these pieces represent the museum’s focus on contemporary crafts from internationally recognized artists in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals 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. – www.ramart.org

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