The Racine Art Museum Store (RAM Museum Store) is ready to help kick off the holiday season with fabulous, unique gifts that can only be found there. Whether one-of-a-kind artworks, handmade holiday treasures, or special gifts for hard-to-fill stockings, shoppers will discover incredible options both in-person in downtown Racine and online at racineartmuseumstore.org.
RAM Awesome Art Sale
Visitors will be tempted to add to their own art collection or purchase works as holiday gifts at the annual RAM Awesome Art Sale. One-of-a-kind, museum quality works have been donated to raise funds in support of RAM's art education programs and collection care. Pieces are available in a wide range of media, at a variety of prices. The public can drop in from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19; Saturday, November 20; Friday, November 26; and Saturday, November 27. RAM Members are invited to shop the Awesome Art Sale before anyone else on Thursday, November 18 from 12:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Art of AdORNAMENTS, Wrappins, and Creative Conifers 2021
RAM invites artists and craftspeople of all ages to participate in the museum's handmade holiday ornament, wrapped gift box, and decorated tree competition. Entries must be delivered to the Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13. This cheery and creative holiday show will be on display at RAM throughout the holiday season, November 18 through December 30. Additional information and competition entry forms are available at the museum website, ramart.org.
RAM Holiday Tree
To add glow and glimmer to Main Street, RAM presents an annual favorite. On display November 26 through December 30, the holidays sparkle with the crowd-pleasing RAM Holiday Tree. Soaring in front of the view of Lake Michigan, the illuminated conifer is adorned with over 1,500 glass ornaments from a variety of time periods and subjects—many from late Racine, Wisconsin, gallerist and arts supporter Emile H. Mathis II's collection. Visitors are encouraged to look for unique decorations like octopi, cheeseburgers and soup cans fashioned in glass alongside more traditional festive creations.
RAM Members Sale
Saturday, November 27 through Saturday, December 4, the RAM Museum Store is giving RAM Members a 20% discount on purchases made both in-person and online at racineartmuseumstore.org. It is the perfect time to get fabulous gifts at reasonable prices. RAM invites new members to join online at ramart.org/memberships to enjoy store savings—along with other fabulous museum benefits—while supporting the museum's exhibition and education programs through their contribution.
Small Business Saturday
RAM invites shoppers to rally around favorite downtown Racine small businesses during Small Business Saturday on November 27. The RAM Museum Store offers extended hours from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to visit the safe and friendly space. Holiday purchases may be gift wrapped for free.
Museum Store Sunday
The RAM Museum Store has proudly championed Museum Store Sunday for years. Now in 2021, Museum Store Sunday at the RAM Museum Store takes place entirely online at racineartmuseumstore.org. Each order placed online on Sunday, November 28 can be gift wrapped for free, and includes a surprise book or catalogue while supplies last.
About the Racine Art Museum
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.
Both campuses of the Racine Art Museum are currently operating with limited hours, open Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. To comply with the City of Racine mandate, masks covering both nose and mouth are required to enter RAM and RAM's Wustum Museum at all times.