Where the spirit of art unites us.
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
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.
Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Jerry Dantzic Archives.
Suzannah Schreckhise: Attention to Tension
On View October 16, 2020 through January 31, 2021
The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum is Open!
Welcome Back to RAM!
June 2020, we happily reopened our main galleries for RAM members and the general public. For your safety, we’re still taking every health and safety precaution recommended by the Arkansas State Health Department which includes a robust daily cleaning protocol, traffic control, enforcing social distancing guidelines, and having hand sanitizing stations and masks available.
For the near-term, The Touch Gallery and The W. E. Knight Porcelain Gallery will remain closed. Soon we’ll also open the newly renamed, RAM Student Gallery Sponsored by Arvest Foundation.
Beginning September 4th the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum began hosting Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic. This is a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition made possible in part by a grant from the Anna Cohn Community Fund. These images offer a rare insight into her performances at Sugar Hill, in Newark, New Jersey, April, 1957.
Opening October 16th RAM presents Suzannah Schreckhise: Attention to Tension. Ms. Shreckhise won the 2019 RAM Annual Invitational and along with a cash prize she won a solo show through January 31, 2021.
Tim Ernst, Arkansas Wildlife Photographer exhibition has closed but we still have a few of his signed books and 2021 calendars in the gift shop. A FAMILY AFFAIR: Three Artists, Three Visions, One Family has also closed but a few of their books also remain, the perfect holiday gift.
Welcome Back Everyone!
Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill:
Photographs by Jerry Dantzic
On view September 4 – December 27, 2020
Exhibit made possible in part through a grant from the Anna Cohn Community Fund
Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic is organized by the Smithsonian Institution of Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with Jerry Dantzic Archives.
TEMPORARILY CLOSED EXHIBITIONS
Dr. W. E. Knight Porcelain Gallery
RAM has owned 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.
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.
Opening soon! The newly renamed – RAM Student Gallery Sponsored by Arvest Foundation.
CALL FOR WORKS
May 21 – September 19, 2021
CALL FOR WORKS
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FEBRUARY 5 – MAY 23, 2021
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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.