Racine, WI    November 8, 2013

Free Concert to Support
Racine Art Museum

Racine Art Museum is delighted to host a free live concert by the band Nineteen Thirteen, which includes Racine native Victor DeLorenzo, founding member of the

Violent Femmes. This special event takes place during Gallery Nights in Downtown Racine on Saturday, November 16 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.



In celebration of RAM's 10th anniversary, Racine Art Museum is dedicating 2013 to acknowledging the importance of the local community in building, maintaining, and growing an institution. 


DeLorenzo's offer to play a benefit concert at RAM embraces the museum's investment in the community where local residents have come to view the institution

as an anchor destination in downtown Racine.


During biannual Gallery Nights in Downtown Racine, the museum invites hundreds of people to experience world-class exhibitions, and enjoy the art-focused festivities

taking place throughout the area, in shops, galleries, and restaurants. Nineteen Thirteen's chamber rock will resonate beautifully within RAM's award-winning modern

architecture, drawing visitors in to experience music complementary to the contemporary paintings, prints, and drawings of Wisconsin artist John Wilde.


Nineteen Thirteen is a unique chamber rock trio from Milwaukee. Janet Schiff plays the lead instrument - a 1913 Cello with some technological updates - flanked by

DeLorenzo on percussion to one side and Scott Johnson on a more conventional drum kit on the other. Cello and Drums dance together to create a modern sound that will delight and thrill audiences that hunger for something completely different in the musical realm.


Pre-Concert Special Event

Starting at 6:00 pm, concert-goers have the opportunity to meet Victor DeLorenzo along with band members Schiff and Johnson for a pre-concert experience. For $25 per person, attendees are invited to enjoy light appetizers in the company of Nineteen Thirteen. Wine and beer will also be served. Tickets are available online at 

http://www.ramart.org/content/free-live-concert-ram-featuring-nineteen-thirteen. Due to limited availability, people are encouraged to register early.


Exhibitions at RAM are made possible in part by: Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd; SC Johnson; Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - National Endowment for the Arts; Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Elwood Corporation; Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; Racine Community Foundation; W.T. Walker Group, Inc.; Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - CNH America LLC; Corner House; Craft in America PBS Series; E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc.; Educators Credit Union; In Sink Erator; The Norbell Foundation; Perimeter Gallery, Chicago; Real Racine; Robert W. Baird & Co.; Runzheimer Foundation; Ruud Family Foundation; Carol C. Saunders.


RAM at 10 | Growing America's Craft Collection
This year marks the Racine Art Museum's 10th Anniversary in Downtown Racine. Visitors are invited to discover stunning exhibitions that shine a light on RAM's achievements over the past decade and predict an even brighter future.

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.

Docent led contemporary craft and architectural tours of the museums are available. Both campuses of the Racine Art Museum are open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and are closed Mondays, Federal holidays and Easter. RAM is open Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm, while Wustum is closed Sundays. An admission fee of $5 for adults, with reduced fees for students and seniors, applies at RAM. Admission to Wustum is free. Members are always admitted without charge to either campus.
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