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Works from the Montessori School of Fort Smith

RAM Annual Invitational

RAM Annual Invitational

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Dancing Atoms: Barbara Morgan Photographs

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Jason Sacran: New Work

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Program: RAM Summer Art Camp

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Program: RAM Saturdays

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Program: Drop in and Draw

Opening reception

Awards and Recognition

Events

Opening Receptions:

Jason Sacran: New Work

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Liv Fjellsol: Art says

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Momoyo Torimitsu: Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Programs

2016

Drop in and Draw – Ongoing/Free
Every Thursday from 12-4PM

Drop by the museum every week for a chance to hone your skills. RAM provides a live model and studio space FREE for artists. Bring your own materials, easels are provided. All are welcome!

 

RAM Saturdays – Ongoing/Free
Every Saturday learn a new medium!

Every Saturday from 1-4 will be a fun hands-on exploration of a new medium or type of art. It’s a casual make and take program. Participants will learn about techniques and materials in the RAM studio and have the opportunity to make their own original works of art to take home. This is a free program, open to the public, for all ages.

 

8-week Summer Program in partnership with Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Smith (June – July) Free

For eight weeks during the summer kids from Girls Inc. and Boys & Girls Club will visit RAM to learn more about art. Each week participants, ages 5-16 will create their own artworks in the RAM studio and will have a special exhibit at their centers to showcase case their talents. Girls Inc. participants will be introduced to new art-making techniques and learn more about working with their hands and imaginations to create unique artworks.

 

Arts with Grace Program (May – July) Free

Arts with Grace is a non-profit organization that plans programs for adults with disabilities. Participants will learn about art and be provided with in-depth instruction and the opportunity to create their own works.

 

RAM Summer Art Camp – August 2-6, 2016

 

Sketchbook Project Mobile Library
August 20, 1PM – 5PM/Free

Check out sketchbooks from all over the globe!

 

After School Program with Boys & Girls Club – Ongoing – Every Wednesday (Sept – Dec) Free

Beginning in the fall an afterschool program partnering with the Boys & Girls Club will give members of that organization an opportunity to visit the Museum, learn about art and get to work in the studio practicing different types of art that they may not have been exposed to previously. One center per week will visit the Museum for a lesson and project they will get to take home with them.

 

2017

Figures & Portraits Indoors & Outdoors

Workshop by Dan Schultz
January 11-13, 2017

Still-Life Drawing/Watercolor

Workshop by Chunbo Zhang
March 22-24, 2017

Image to Abstract

Workshop by Mark Daniel Nelson
May 17-19, 2017

Composition & Brushwork

Workshop by Kenn Backhaus
September 27-29, 2017

The Conceptual Still Life

Workshop by Jeff Legg
November 15-17, 2017

Drop in and Draw – Ongoing/Free
Every Thursday from 12-4PM

Drop by the museum every week for a chance to hone your skills. RAM provides a live model and studio space FREE for artists. Bring your own materials, easels are provided. All are welcome!

RAM Saturdays – Ongoing/Free
Every Saturday learn a new medium!

Every Saturday from 1-4 will be a fun hands-on exploration of a new medium or type of art. It’s a casual make and take program. Participants will learn about techniques and materials in the RAM studio and have the opportunity to make their own original works of art to take home. This is a free program, open to the public, for all ages.

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Ways to give

All donations make an important difference to help ensure a strong future for the museum. Gifts help us provide outstanding exhibitions, programming, and events for Fort Smith and the surrounding communities. In order to fulfill our mission, sustain our expanding facilities, and build the endowment, the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum needs your support.

Click here to explore all the ways you can give

about

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

RAM originated in 1948 under the Arkansas Association of University Women. In 1951 the Associated Artists of Fort Smith evolved and began exhibiting art and holding classes in various locations throughout Fort Smith. In 1960 an old Victorian home was purchased, and in 1968 the Fort Smith Art Center was incorporated. The Art Center offered a valuable service for local and regional artists by offering space for its artists for five decades.

The January 2013 opening of the state-of-the-art museum located at 1601 Rogers Avenue in the heart of Fort Smith marked a major turning point for this organization. The new Fort Smith Regional Art Museum offers greatly expanded educational programming and diverse exhibitions, including nationally and internationally recognized traveling exhibitions. Arvest Bank made the expansion possible by donating the 16,000 square foot building to RAM in January 2009, following a $211 million dollar buyout of Superior Federal Bank in 2003.

In 2014 RAM won the prestigious 2013 Preservation through Rehabilitation Award from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gulf States Region Merit Award, and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Gold Award. The architects of the newly renovated museum, Polk, Stanley Wilcox, are known for their work such as the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, Heifer International World Headquarters, and the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI) of Little Rock.

In addition to ongoing exhibitions the museum offers classes for children and adults, lectures, opening receptions, galas, free programming and artist-led workshops. The museum also offers facility rentals and a specialty gift shop featuring one-of-a-kind items created by local and regional artists.

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Contact

(479) 784-2787 (479) 784-9071

Physical address

1601 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Mailing address

P.O. Box 1257
Fort Smith, AR 72902

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday 11am-6 pm
Sundays 1-5 pm

Free General Admission

To book a group visit email info@fsram.org

General Inquiries

Membership
membership@fsram.org
Exhibitions
exhibitions@fsram.org
Executive Director’s Office
admin@fsram.org
Facility Rentals
facilityrentals@fsram.org
Media Inquiries
media@fsram.org
Education
education@fsram.org