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The John Bell, Jr. Legacy Society

The mission of the Society is the fulfillment of the John Bell, Jr. Legacy Project: to preserve, protect and educate about the art and life of John Bell, Jr. Thank you for making your donation and becoming a Society Member today!

Your gift will help make the following possible:


A premier showing of Bell’s unseen works beginning October 29, 2021, and then a continuous, rotating exhibition of his works.

Collection Care

Photographing all of Bell’s work; art appraisals; conserving/ deacidifying of early works on paper; curatorial activities; protective storage.


Expansion of RAM’s Education Program to cover Bell’s life story and methods of painting through oral histories; public presentations; interactive video; school tours; and art classes.


Museum Store products; website; ongoing programmatic materials

Society benefits include a John Bell, Jr. art piece; recognition on Legacy Society Wall Plaque; custom-designed cloisonne Society pin; invitation to exclusive Society appetizer socials at new “Landmark Lessons” history presentations; 5% discount on John Bell, Jr. art and merchandise; extra 5% when you shop on-site and wear your Society pin.

Locomotive level: professionally framed 18″ x 24″ high quality canvas print of John Bell, Jr. painting. Can choose from 5.

Model-T level: professionally framed 11″ x 14″ high quality canvas print of John Bell, Jr. painting. Can choose from 5.

Streetcar level: numbered, John Bell, Jr. limited-edition, offset lithograph print on acid-free paper.

Carriage level: John Bell, Jr. handcrafted, archivally prepared, Giclee print matted to 14″ x 11″ size.

Society Levels:



Model T
Donations below Legacy Society levels will advance the mission and provide membership in the Coach Club! You’ll receive an enamel pin and advance notice of all John Bell, Jr. Legacy Project educational programs and exhibitions.