Where the spirit of art unites us.
The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
is open for your enjoyment!
Currently on view
Tiger Fire by Nicolas Trudgian
Art in Aviation
In collaboration with the Fort Smith Air Museum
Organized by RAM, in collaboration with the Fort Smith Air Museum, this exhibit will consist of 40+ aviation prints by various artists selected from the George Calvin Schriver Collection. Schriver (1925 – 2012) graduated from Fort Smith High School, was a US Navy pilot in WWII, and went on to become the Commandant of the Civil Air Patrol in the 1950s, flying search and rescue missions. He was also the founder of the Flight Masters Model Airplane Club of Fort Smith. Throughout his life, Schriver collected aviation lithographs, most of which he donated to the Fort Smith Air Museum in 2008. After Schriver’s death, the remaining prints were donated by the Schriver Family in 2018.
On view May 21, through September 19, 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.
Open Gate on a Still Day, 1993
Selections from the
The RAM permanent collection features 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.
Exhibition curated by Samantha Rhodes.
On view May 28, through September 26, 2021
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!
Greek Island #3 with Tree
by M. Speer
Framed Oil Painting
Sunrise at McWater Falls
by Dena Creamer
Large Photo on Acrylic
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 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
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.
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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.
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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.