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RAM Annual Invitational

RAM Annual Invitational

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Dancing Atoms: Barbara Morgan Photographs

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Northside High School Dancing Atoms Response

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Jason Sacran: New Work

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Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints

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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 10, 2016

Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Liv Fjellsol: Art says

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Heartbreak in Peanuts

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Katie Harper

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Carlos Luna

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Momoyo Torimitsu: Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Will Barnett

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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.

 

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 and eventually evolved into the Associated Artists of Fort Smith 1951. This group began exhibiting art and holding classes in various locations throughout Fort Smith. In 1960 space for a permanent Art Center was purchased, and in 1968 the Fort Smith Art Center was incorporated. For the next four decades the Art Center offered a valuable service for local and regional artists by offering space for local artists.

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