RAM's 75th Anniversary
2023 is RAM’s 75th Anniversary Year. Come celebrate with us!
Martin Peerson is an American painter who captures the landscapes of Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. Peerson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1955, and after graduating with a degree in horticulture from Oklahoma State University, he worked for the University of Arkansas in agricultural research. He would later go on to own and operate his own landscape company in the River Valley area for 21 years. Peerson did not begin painting until 1983, learning from local art classes, community college classes, and workshops taught by established artists.
NOV 18 – FEB 11
OCT 21 – JAN 21, 2024
LIZ WHITNEY QUISGARD
JAN 22 – DEC 31
2024 CALL FOR WORKS
HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!
DEADLINE: Friday, March 15, 2024
Every Saturday, 12 – 3 pm
FREE drop in art projects
Select Sundays at 2 pm
PAINT ‘N SIP
Once a month on Fridays, 5 – 7 pm
$25 members | $35 non-members
HOLIDAY ART PARTY
Saturday, December 9, 12 – 4 pm
Experience the GIFT of art and join us for our Holiday Art Party! We’ll have FREE holiday crafts, cookies, and local artist vendors, as well as pictures with Santa from 12–1:30 pm. This community event marks the end of our 75th year, and we’ll be celebrating with the interment of our 75th time capsule. Catch this historic event for the museum while enjoying your holiday fun!
Education at RAM
RAM offers a wide range of art education opportunities. From professional art workshops to both online and in-studio art classes and free Saturday art making programs, we connect with schools, visitors and community members of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels to support the cultural needs of the region.
Ways to Give, Connect, and Benefit
Your memberships, gifts, and sponsorships help RAM provide art opportunities to families and individuals at no cost. Thank you for your support of RAM, our community and region’s long-time cultural center for 75 years.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Located in downtown Fort Smith, the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM) offers fine art exhibitions in five galleries featuring world-class artists, important traveling exhibitions, the museum’s extensive permanent collection, and art by emerging artists. In its modern, 16,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, RAM offers a wide range of art education opportunities and cultural events. From professional art workshops and juried art contests to online art classes and free Saturday art making programs, RAM connects with schools, visitors and community members of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to support the cultural needs of the region.