Open Storage: RAM Showcases Ceramic, Fiber, and Regional Archives

July 7, 2020 10:00 am

This event runs from January 26, 2020 10:00 am to August 30, 2020 10:00 am.

Open Storage: RAM Showcases Ceramic, Fiber, and Regional Archives
January 26 – August 30, 2020

Historically, collection-building for museums has gone on behind-the-scenes. In the last decade, more institutions have offered transparency regarding how collections are developed, stored, and conserved. Open Storage offers a series of exhibitions that clarify this process by drawing attention to some of RAM’s particular strengths—collecting the work of artists in-depth and establishing archives that further document their working processes and careers. While RAM frequently talks about the importance of gifts from donor’s estates, archive building—both by artists and institutions—is critically important for the field because it offers a more comprehensive look at creative activity.

This exhibition features the work of 12 artists—Sandra Byers, Gibson Byrd, John Colt, Theodore Czebotar, Lillian Elliott, Joseph Friebert, Ed Rossbach, Kay Sekimachi, Jean Stamsta, Merle Temkin, Murray Weiss, and Beatrice Wood––through multiple examples of their work. Arranged as a series of artist solo showcases, Open Storage also highlights the earliest kinds of work given to RAM—textiles and works on paper. While ceramic works and art jewelry currently number as the two largest types of contemporary craft represented, examples of textiles, prints, drawings, and works on paper were among the very first gifts of artwork to the museum in the 1940s.

The combination of artists in this show demonstrates how RAM acquires the work of nationally and internationally recognized artists as well as by those who have called the local area home as they built their artistic reputations.

Actual hours of museum operation may vary from the times listed in this event. Please visit ramart.org for more information.

Upcoming Dates:
  • July 5, 2020 10:00 am - February 7, 2021 5:00 pm
  • July 7, 2020 10:00 am - February 9, 2021 5:00 pm
  • July 8, 2020 10:00 am - February 10, 2021 5:00 pm
  • July 9, 2020 10:00 am - February 11, 2021 5:00 pm
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  • July 15, 2020 10:00 am - February 17, 2021 5:00 pm
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