Beverly Conley: Photographic Journeys


The Life and Art of Mary Petty


Works from the Montessori School of Fort Smith


CALL FOR WORKS: RAM Annual Invitational


Program: Gilcrease on Wheels


Program: RAM Saturdays


Program: Drop in and Draw

Opening reception

Awards and Recognition


Closing Reception

Beverly Conley: Photographic Journeys

Friday, June 10, 2016

Opening Reception

RAM Annual Invitational

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Opening Reception

Dancing Atoms: Barbara Morgan Photographs

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Opening Reception

Jason Sacran: New Work

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Opening Reception

Pulled Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Opening Reception

Art Says

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Opening Reception

The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Opening Reception

Momoyo Torimitsu: Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Drop in and Draw

Every Thursday from 12-4, drop by the museum 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

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. This is a free program, open to the public, for all ages.

RAM Homeschool Days

FREE Weekly Homeschool Program (Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm-3pm). Homeschool students from the area are invited to visit the RAM for a FREE program that will teach different aspects of art-making. Each program will begin with a lesson based on one specific type of art, that will be followed by a demonstration by the instructor. Students will then create their own projects in the RAM studio. RSVP today!


“Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting”:  It’s like 4 years of Art School!

Workshop by Robert Burridge
June 15-17, 2016

Gilcrease on Wheels

June 21, 2016


Figures & Portraits Indoors & Outdoors

Workshop by Dan Schultz
January 11-13, 2017


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.

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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.



(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

Executive Director’s Office
Facility Rentals
Media Inquiries