Bruce Pepich, Juror’s Talk
Teapot Trail: The Racine – St. Louis Connection
Saturday, January 13, 11am Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis
6128 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112 Conference Room C
Free and open to the public
Bruce W. Pepich is the Executive Director and Curator of Collections of the Racine Art Museum, and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts in Racine, Wisconsin. He has served on the staff at RAM’s Wustum campus since 1974, becoming its Director in 1981. In the 1990s he assembled, at Wustum, one of the most significant contemporary craft collections to be found in any art museum in North America. He opened RAM in 2003 in downtown Racine as a second campus that is home to this collection.
RAM’s award-winning building, is a creative re-invention of two mercantile structures from the 1870s. Designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Brininstool + Lynch, RAM has been positively reviewed in the media as a demonstration that communities with moderate financial resources can achieve architectural excellence in a sustainable way that serves the needs of its community and the field. RAM features exhibitions of craft media alongside works on paper from its growing collections to place contemporary crafts within the context of painting and sculpture movements from the same time periods. Pepich continues to build the museum’s collections and has initiated a series of collection focus shows featuring works by artists RAM owns in depth.