The public washrooms at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center epitomize the achievements of Arts/Industry, the decades-long collaboration between art and industry conceived by former JMKAC Director Ruth Kohler. Begun in 1974 as a means of supporting artistic exploration by providing artists with access to industrial technologies, Arts/Industry gives artists from around the world the opportunity to create new bodies of work using the facilities, technologies, and materials of the nation‘s leading plumbingware manufacturer, Kohler Co.