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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Racine Art Museum

Housing the largest contemporary craft collections in the United States

three stars

85.37

441 Main Street PO Box 187
Racine, WI 53401
tel: (262) 638-8300   Web Site
EIN: 39-1018155

Board Leadership
Kara Lakatos
President

CEO
Bruce W. Pepich
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.37 three stars
  Financial 82.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Racine Art Museum (RAM) is an outgrowth of the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts (Wustum) which opened in 1941. RAM operates both locations, using Wustum as its visual education center while RAM (open since 2003) is home to internationally recognized exhibitions of contemporary crafts. RAM's mission is to exhibit, collect, preserve, and educate in the contemporary visual arts. RAM houses the largest collection of contemporary crafts in the United States. With a permanent collection of more than 9,000 objects, half of these pieces represent the museum's focus on works from internationally recognized artists in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, wood, and polymer. Wustum hosts exhibitions of regional/local artists and has one of the largest museum-based studio art class programs in the State. RAM's expanding outreach programs provide free or low-cost, hands-on art experiences to people of all ages at both museums and in other community settings.

The Racine Art Museum (RAM) is an outgrowth of the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts (Wustum) which opened in 1941. RAM operates both locations, using Wustum as its visual education center while RAM (open since 2003) is home to internationally recognized exhibitions of contemporary crafts. RAM's mission is to exhibit, collect, preserve, and educate in the contemporary visual arts. RAM houses the largest collection of contemporary crafts in the United States. With a permanent collection of more than 9,000 objects, half of these pieces represent the museum's focus on works from internationally recognized artists in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, wood, and polymer. Wustum hosts exhibitions of regional/local artists and has one of the largest museum-based studio art class programs in the State. RAM's expanding outreach programs provide free or low-cost, hands-on art experiences to people of all ages at both museums and in other community settings.

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Financial

three stars

82.49

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.42
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Racine Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Racine Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Racine Art Museum (WI) 85.37 three stars
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum (MD) 85.88 three stars
Museum of Glass (WA) 88.37 three stars
Northern Clay Center (MN) 89.54 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $782,014
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $316,629
Total Contributions $1,101,443
   Program Service Revenue $170,237
Total Primary Revenue $1,271,680
   Other Revenue $398,000
TOTAL REVENUE $1,669,680
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,493,859
   Administrative Expenses $301,192
   Fundraising Expenses $239,089
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,034,140
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-364,460
   
Net Assets $11,923,290

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Exhibitions $948,008 63.5%
Education $337,439 22.6%
Meeting Rooms for Rent $208,412 14.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 85.37 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 85.66 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 83.46 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.28 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 79.64 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 83.81 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 81.21 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 81.79 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 76.59 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.20 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 88.36 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 75.58 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 78.20 two stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 82.99 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 72.67 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 82.53 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 90.30 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 39-1018155
Name in IRS Master File RACINE ART MUSEUM ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1949
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$155,085 7.62% Bruce Pepich Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Racine Art Museum (WI) 85.37 three stars
International Tennis Hall of Fame (RI) 85.30 three stars
AACA Museum (PA) 91.07 four stars
Museum of Glass (WA) 88.37 three stars
Muhammad Ali Center (KY) 90.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Racine Art Museum
441 Main Street
PO Box 187
Racine, WI 53401
tel: (262) 638-8300
fax: (262) 898-1045
EIN: 39-1018155

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Board Leadership

Kara Lakatos
President

CEO

Bruce W. Pepich
Executive Director

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