Where the spirit of art unites us.
The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
is open for your enjoyment!
Currently on view
Blue Whale by Chuck Davis
The RAM Annual Invitational
Exploring Mindscapes: An Artist’s Reflection
On view through May 16, 2021
Dr. W. E. Knight Porcelain Gallery
RAM owns one of the largest collections of fine Boehm porcelain in the state of Arkansas and now has the ability to permanently display it to the public in the new Dr. W. E. Knight Porcelain Gallery.
On view through May 23, 2021
Image: Milky Way over Kings River Falls by Dena Creamer
Available on YouTube
Explore Arkansas Art – Dena Creamer – Arkansas Impressions
Photographer Dena Michelle Creamer was born in Missouri and has spent much of her life enjoying nature, camping, and hiking in the Ozarks. Many years a proud Arkansan, she seriously took up photography in 2012, studying on her own and with Arkansas’ legendary nature photographer and teacher, Tim Ernst.
We hope to see you there!
Our Mission: To foster art appreciation
in the community through
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 Fort Smith!
Your Regional Art Museum would like to thank everyone who voted, for all who believe in RAM!
This is our 3rd year in a row winning Best Art Gallery!
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!
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.
The RAM Student Gallery sponsored by
On view April 13 through August 22, 2021
Quarantine Art Exhibition
Southside High School
April 13- August 22
RAM Student Gallery sponsored by Arvest Foundation
‘Quarantine Art’ showcases the sculptures and 2D paintings created during the pandemic by Southside High School Art Students. In the past school year, these students have had many obstacles and challenges, but they stayed the course, creating inspiring artwork that embodied their experiences of the current times. Join us virtually, or in-person with limited numbers, as we highlight the quarantine experiences of these young artists!
CALL FOR WORKS
Deadline extended through August 6, 2921
September 24, 2021 through
January 30, 2022
Selections from the Permanent Collection
On view May 28 – September 26, 2021
Curated by Samantha Rhodes
Art in Aviation
May 21 – September 19, 2021
In Gallant Company by Robert Taylor
Open Gate on a Still Day by Robert Langford
Works in the RAM permanent collection feature a diverse
array of subject matter and media, and we are proud
to display a survey of this collection to the public. An
important aspect of the past year has been the value of the
ordinary, or exploring the mundane around us. Now more
than ever, our homes and hobbies have been the center
of our lives in a unique way. RAM desires to display cultural
conceptions of home, comfort, and adventure through
this exhibition. Please join us for Selections from the
Permanent Collection to reflect with us on how significant
these changes have been in our lives, and how these
concepts relate to the history of art.
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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.
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.
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.