Jessica Zalewski, Marketing and Publications Manager
Tyler Potter, Marketing Assistant
In response to the current global pandemic, the Racine Art Museum (RAM) has been creating opportunities for would-be museum visitors to engage virtually with art from the comfort of their home. In continuation of this effort, RAM is pleased to announce a virtual tour of the current exhibition Watercolor Wisconsin 2020, the fifty-fourth in an annual exhibition series at RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts that honors the depth and breadth of watercolor in the state of Wisconsin.
This virtual visit of the museum galleries with RAM Curatorial Assistant Kendra Voelz will explore 98 stunning watercolors by 78 Wisconsin artists. In contrast to RAM’s recent virtual tour of Collection Focus: Mary Giles—which was professionally filmed and edited prior to the video’s premiere—the walkthrough of Watercolor Wisconsin 2020 will be presented in real-time via Facebook Live.
This virtual tour will broadcast at 2:00 pm CST on Wednesday, February 17 on the RAM Facebook page. A Facebook account is not required to watch the video, but viewers with an account will be able to ask questions during the tour and receive responses from museum staff. The tour will also be available to watch on demand after the live broadcast has concluded.
A direct link to this live event is available on the RAM Facebook page, and is currently being promoted on other regular media channels—including Instagram, Twitter, weekly email newsletter, and museum website, 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, Anonymous, Virginia Buhler, Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research, Tom and Jane Devine, 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.
Together, the two campuses of the Racine Art Museum, RAM in downtown Racine at 441 Main Street and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, seek to elevate the stature of contemporary crafts to that of fine art by exhibiting significant works in craft media with painting, sculpture, and photography, while providing outstanding educational art programming.
After temporarily closing its doors in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, RAM reopened to the public on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts reopened on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Both museums are operating with limited hours, open Wednesday through Saturday from Noon to 4:00 pm. Information regarding safety protocols and what to expect when visiting the museums are available on the RAM website, ramart.org.