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!

 

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.

Dena Creamer:
ARKANSAS IMPRESSIONS

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
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 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

Arvest Foundation.

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!

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

CALL FOR WORKS

Deadline extended through August 6, 2921

Creative Forces:
Honoring Heroes

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.

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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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.