Executive Director and Curator of Collections
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 the 1990s, he assembled one of the most significant contemporary craft collections 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.
Pepich curates exhibitions from RAM’s 9,500 piece collection and regularly presents lectures on contemporary craft around the country. He is a published writer and has served as a juror for over 135 national and international art competitions and fellowship awards including the US Artists and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards. His latest publishing project is an essay for Quiet Elegance: The Jewelry of Eleanor Moty, published by arnoldsche Art Publishers in 2020. In 2012, he was inducted as an Honorary Fellow into the American Craft Council’s College of Fellows and currently serves on the Council’s Board of Trustees.