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Downtown Racine is one of the Midwest’s most unique and vibrant lakefront communities. Make Downtown Racine your getaway destination for boating, dining, shopping, art and fun! Our historic charm, boutiques, art galleries, international cuisine and museums are just a few of the reasons why Downtown Racine is the place to see.

By experiencing our friendly downtown hospitality or participating in one of our energetic events, you will see firsthand why Downtown Racine is the place to be!

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Summer Reading and Summer Scares

Racine Public Library is excited to bring our patrons another Summer full of fun programs and reading! Visit the RPL website to sign up for upcoming programs and the Summer Scares book groups, available for all ages.

The Art of the Cup: Variations on Cups from RAM’s Collection

12:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until

A cup has historically been defined as a bowl-shaped vessel for drinking, usually outfitted with a handle. While a cup can have social or cultural functions beyond use, such as a trophy or a vessel used within religious ceremonies, its primary historical role has been functional—as a container of liquid. Cups, made with a variety of materials, have been unearthed in archaeological digs throughout the world. Contemporary artists, balancing the traditions of the past with those of the present, make…

Get a Bead On: Jewelry and Small Objects

12:00 pm4:00 pm

One of the primary definitions of a bead emphasizes its use in adornment or an ornamental capacity. Contemporary artists who work with beads sometimes adhere to these parameters and sometimes challenge them. This exhibition, comprised of works from RAM’s collection, reveals the expansive potential of beads for structure as well as decoration in contemporary art jewelry and small-scale objects. As shifting Native American beadwork practices have made clear, the materials used to form beads can change depending on geography, use,…

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