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Liv Fjellsol: Art says

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Heartbreak in Peanuts

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Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

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Gloria Garfinkel: Vibrancy of Form

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Program: RAM Saturdays

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Program: Drop in and Draw

Opening reception

Awards and Recognition

Events

Heartbreak in Peanuts

Organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
Special Valentine’s Reception:
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

 

Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

A program of ExhibitsUSA with The Arkansas Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6, 2017

 

Gloria Garfinkel: Vibrancy of Form

Organized by Catherine T. Carter & Associates, New York
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 2017

 

K. Nelson Harper: Lasting Impressions

Organized by the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 1, 2017

 

Works by the Montessori School of Fort Smith

Organized by the Montessori School of Fort Smith and the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

 

Carlos Luna

Organized by the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 2017

 

Momoyo Torimitsu: Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable

Organized by the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5, 2017

 

RAM’s Annual Art Affair: Searching for the Seventies

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution
Closing Reception/Gala: Saturday, October 28, 2017

 

Selections from the Permanent Collection

Organized by the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 4, 2018

 

Will Barnett

Organized by Alexandre Gallery, New York
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

 

RAM Annual Invitational

Organized by the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6, 2018

 

Barbara Cade

Organized by the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 2018

 

Programs

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 12-5 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.

 

Peanuts Education

Saturday, February 18 • 12–5PM
In addition to our regular RAM Saturday program in our studio we will be having a special origami project in the Heartbreak in Peanuts exhibition gallery. Visitors will create their own Snoopy and his doghouse to take home with them in celebration of this exciting exhibit.

 

Peanuts Education

Spring 2017
Bring your students to the Museum for a special guided tour of Heartbreak in Peanuts exhibition and learn about the history of the comic strip, more about the artist and why we all love Charlie Brown.

 

Still-Life Drawing/Watercolor

Workshop by Chunbo Zhang
March 22-24, 2017

 

Image to Abstract

Workshop by Mark Daniel Nelson
May 17-19, 2017

 

Roll It Along Thro’ the Nation: From Slave to Citizen

Lecture by Michael Lasser
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6-8PM

 

Peanuts Education

Saturday, April 15 • 12–5PM
Join us for a special RAM Saturday project as we prepare to say goodbye to the Heartbreak in Peanuts exhibit. Visitors will create their own watercolor painting featuring Charlie Brown and his faithful dog, Snoopy.

 

Composition & Brushwork

Workshop by Kenn Backhaus
September 27-29, 2017

 

The Conceptual Still Life

Workshop by Jeff Legg
November 15-17, 2017

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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 evolved into the Associated Artists of Fort Smith in 1951. This group began exhibiting art and holding classes in various locations throughout Fort Smith. In 1960 space for an 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 founding 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

Address

1601 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901

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