20 the cosmic smile[1]

The Orlanda Series: Photographs by Anne Reichardt


Dawn Holder: Several Collections of Commemorative Plates


River Valley Student Art Competition


Through the Eyes of a Child: Works from the Montessori School of Fort Smith

Viewing of Work

Selections from the Permanent Collection


67th Annual RAM Invitational


Awards and Recognition


Opening Reception

Dawn Holder: Several Collections of Commemorative Plates

Thursday, April 2, 2015,  5-7PM


Reception: River Valley Student Art Competition

Sunday, April 12, 2015,  1-4PM


Opening Reception

Selections from the Permanent Collection

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 5-7PM


Opening Reception

67th Annual RAM Invitational

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5-7PM



September 6, 2015


Opening Reception

Paintings: Patrick Angus

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5-7PM


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!

“Studio & Plein Aire, Still Life & Figure”

Workshop by Peggi Kroll Roberts
May 13-15, 2015

Gilcrease on Wheels

August 5-7, 2015

RAM Art Camp

August 11-15, 2015
HeartofComfort_Color_wRheem - 2013[1]

Energetic Still-Life Painting & How to Market Your Art

Workshop by Qiang Huang
November 4-6, 2015


“Still-Life Composition & Painting”

Workshop by David Cheifetz
January 27-29, 2016

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

Workshop by Robert Burridge
June 15-17, 2016


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


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 valuable 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 Admission

To book a group visit email info@fsram.org

General Inquiries

Executive Director’s Office
Facility Rentals
Media Inquiries