Open Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm || Sun: 1pm-5pm | 1601 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR

Where the spirit of art unites us.

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

is open for your enjoyment!

On View October 29, 2021, through February 20, 2022

Visit our new Sandi and Sandy Sanders Gallery for the Permanent Collection, and see the inaugural exhibition

 

This past year, the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

was gifted not only a significant acquisition of art and artifacts but more so,

a legacy.

 

 

RAM is now offering John Bell, Jr. merchandise!

Snow Train Mouse Pad

Add custom decor to your office or home desk with a custom photo mousepad. Smoothly glide your mouse across a gel pad decorated with your favorite John Bell, Jr. Image

Rectangle, 7.45 x 8.86″  $10.99

 

The Journey Magnet

Use in your office, kitchen, workshop, or anywhere you have a metal surface that needs a pop of art.

Rectangle, 5 x 3″   $3.99

Pecan Grove Mug

A beautiful, classic image by John Bell, Jr. is a great way to start your day. Also makes a great gift for family and friends.

Ceramic Mug, 11 oz.   $12.99

Join Us for the Artists Reception

Friday, December 10

5 – 7 pm

Free for Members

$10 for Non-Members

David Malcolm Rose: The Lost Highway

When I started driving around this country in the late sixties the interstate was the exception rather than the rule. Even where the interstate was complete, the interchanges were barren. In order to get gas, food or lodging, one had to leave the four-lane and drive a mile or so into town. Twenty years brought about a complete reversal in many places. All services became available along the limited access highway while many of the small businesses that once served motorists were abandoned.

One could still get a tank of gas, burgers and fries, and a room for the night at almost every exit, but, in all probability, it would be a Shell Superstop, Burger King, Holiday Inn, or some other chain outlet. The interstate system provided a breeding ground and conduit for the chains that came to dominate almost every aspect of our lives.

The nation rapidly became homogenized. The services were still there, but the independent operator was gone. Gone also, to a great degree, was individual thought, originality, and regional diversity.

Driving the old road, the remains of commercial buildings could still be seen and my work sprang from these. I tried to create a portrait of the people who made their living by the side of the road and tell the story of the end of an era. – David Malcolm Rose

This exhibit will contain miniature scale models of Lost Highway businesses, paintings of businesses long forgotten along the Lost Highway, and a retrospective of the artist, David Malcolm Rose.

 

On view September 24, 2021 through January 30, 2022

The RAM Student Gallery sponsored by

Arvest Foundation.

 

The UAFS Student Art Exhibition combines the artwork of students at different levels of their studio degrees. Whether they were painting figures or focusing on a culminating body of work, each student faced the difficulties of creating in a hybrid or distance learning environment. Despite this, the resulting artwork captures formal qualities and conceptual depth, some touching on themes of identity and meditation.

Works by John Hass

December 23, 2021

through January 23, 2022

Closing Reception

Thursday, January 20, 2022

5 – 7 pm

FREE for Members

$10 for Non-Members

Yes! The return of the all-time favorite!

Drop-In And Draw!

Every Thursday, from 1 – 3 pm, join us in the RAM Studio.

FREE! We provide the supplies and a live model.

 

 

Due to limited space, registration is required.

Our Mission: To foster art appreciation
in the community through
diverse exhibitions,
educational programming,
dynamic events,
and cultural partnerships.

RAM facilitates nationally and internationally recognized traveling exhibitions and rotating exhibits of works by local and regional artists. In addition to ongoing exhibitions, the museum offers classes for children and adults, lectures, opening receptions, children’s art camps, galas, free Saturday programming, after-school programs, and artist-led workshops. The museum offers facility rentals and a specialty gift shop featuring one-of-a-kind items created by local and regional artists.

Thank You River Valley!

Your Regional Art Museum would like to thank everyone who voted, for all who believe in RAM!

 

Frame Your Pet!

An artist would like to paint a portrait of your beloved pet!
Proceeds will equally support the artist and RAM’s programs.
Click here to learn more.

Voices of RAM Videos!

Darneisha Airhart proclaims Billie Holiday is her muse! 

Nancy Card and Emily Riddle love Ram Saturdays, because RAM is accepting of everyone. 

Retired Jon Williams discovers his talent for Painting – it’s never too late!

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Temporarily Closed Exhibition

The Touch Gallery

RAM is pleased to announce our new The Touch Gallery! So often in museums, the warning “Please don’t touch the art” bombards visitors. This, of course, is a precaution to protect the art objects, yet it deprives us of exploring surfaces and learning about materials, techniques, and artistic intent with one of our most important sensory tools, our sense of touch.

Membership

Every membership is vital to the museum’s fiscal health. All memberships are valid one year from purchase. To purchase a new membership, or to renew a current membership please click the button below for current levels.
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Business Partnerships

Business Partners use their valuable benefits to reward employees, entertain clients, network with industry peers, and connect to RAM supporters.
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Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports all of RAM’s endeavors, including education programs, exhibitions, and conservation of the permanent collection.
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Memorial Gifts

If you would like to remember someone who loved art and culture during their lifetime, you can create a living tribute in their memory. A person of your choice will receive a personal letter from RAM informing them that you have made a memorial gift in the individual's name. Amounts will be confidential and you will receive a receipt for your donation.
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Honorary Gifts

If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by art and culture we hope you will consider making a gift to the museum in honor of that special individual. Honorary gifts are also appropriate for acknowledging a friend's or family member's birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion.
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Volunteer

RAM’s passionate and generous volunteers are indispensable to achieving our goals as a museum. Join this talented team and contribute your time working in the museum world.
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Frame Your Pet!

An artist would like to paint a portrait of your beloved pet!
Proceeds will equally support the artist and RAM's programs.

Click here to learn more!

 

 

FACILITY RENTALS

Located in the heart of downtown Fort Smith, this 16,000 square-foot modern art facility provides a unique and enchanting venue for a multitude of events. From a holiday party, meeting, gala, or corporate social, the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum’s event spaces offers an extraordinary experience for all occasions. Rental spaces range from 1,800 to 2,200 square feet and include the use of the 1,200 square-foot lobby.