Just as Paleolithic people struggled to explain their cave drawings to other species, modern mimes have trouble getting other artists to appreciate their paintings. Ogle non-invisible works with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a one-year family membership, good for unlimited free admission for two adults in the same household as well as their children and grandchildren under age 18, to the Racine Art Museum (a $70 value).
Situated in the heart of downtown Racine, RAM is dedicated to the exhibition, education, and collection of contemporary visual art. With more than 5,000 objects in its permanent collection, the 46,000-square-foot space houses one of North America’s largest collections of contemporary crafts in a multitude of mediums such as ceramics and fiber arts. The museum also constantly cycles in new retina-rallying exhibitions such as the current Not So Still Life, examining a range of quirky interpretations of classic still-life subjects such as fruit bowls or avant-garde Jello molds. Visitors can also admire the bold contour lines and expressive mark-making of painter couple Ruth Grotenrath and Schomer Lichtner. Check the exhibitions schedule for a sampling of upcoming shows to fuel future bouts of cognitive calisthenics.
Members enjoy discounts on purchases at the museum store and art classes, access to the art reference library, and other perks. Like an internally lit ice cube, RAM’s glowing façade is hard to miss and acts as a beacon for aesthetes and nearby photosynthesizing plants.
441 Main St.
Racine, Wisconsin 53403Get Directions