Riverside Art Museum

Riverside Art Museum The Riverside Art Museum integrates art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by providing high quality exhibits and art education programs that instill a lifelong love of the arts.
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The Riverside Art Museum strives to integrate art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by presenting thought-provoking exhibits and providing quality art classes that instill a lifelong love of the arts. Located in the historic Mission Inn district of downtown Riverside, our architecturally significant 1929 building is a former YWCA facility designed by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan. The building’s distinctive architecture as a work of art in its own right brought it to the attention of the Riverside Art Center in the 1960s. Purchased from the YWCA on July 5, 1967, Morgan’s building became the proud home of the Riverside Art Museum. The building is now home to artists and art lovers as a place to quietly roam and experience the world of art. Discover a wealth of opportunities to learn and be inspired in our galleries where there’s something to pique everyone’s interests and to challenge their perceptions of what art is. Join us for: art classes for the young and young at heart alike that teach art history and technique, free family activities, lectures, book readings and signings, film screenings, and a Museum Store filled with items you won’t find elsewhere. DONORS MATTER As a non-profit institution RAM relies on the generosity of donors like you to support a place where a love of the arts can be sparked and nurtured. Your thoughtful gift will provide children and adults the opportunity to see art and to learn through hands-on experiences. YOUR support is critical to our mission.

Mission: The Riverside Art Museum integrates art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by providing high quality exhibits and art education programs that instill a lifelong love of the arts.

They say hindsight is 20/20. Don't let this year pass without being able to look back at all the progress you made in yo...
01/06/2020

They say hindsight is 20/20. Don't let this year pass without being able to look back at all the progress you made in your creative field.

Join The 52 Project 2020 now or join us at the kick-off meeting on Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., to find focus for your artistic vision!

Everyone and anyone is welcome to attend the kick-off meeting at no cost. Then sign up after the meeting to join us for the full year of meetings, workshops, studio visits, artist talks, and more!

Get together with other creatives and spark each others' imaginations, motivate and hold each other accountable, and set and reach your artistic goal(s) for the year!

Sign up now: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/education/adult/52-project-2020/

What better way to start the new year than to treat yourself by making art! Winter adult art classes and workshop on dra...
01/05/2020

What better way to start the new year than to treat yourself by making art! Winter adult art classes and workshop on drawing, painting, printmaking, jewelry design, sewing, and more begin soon. Brush up on techniques and skills in a medium you know or try something new! Register today at: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/education/adult/

01/04/2020
RAM :: Henry L. A. Jekel: Architect of Eastern Skyscrapers and the California Style

By 1930, the California Style dominated Southern California. Anchored by Frank Miller’s renowned Mission Inn, Riverside stood at the center of it all. From 1910 to 1930, Miller, city leaders, and developers commissioned signature architects for variants of the California Style, enhancing Riverside’s status as a mythical Mediterranean oasis . . . and Henry L. A. Jekel helped them do it.

Learn more about Jekel in this exhibition co-curated by Dr. Vince Moses and Catherine Whitmore opening Saturday, January 18.

January 18–March 29, 2020 | Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

THERE'S ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT! Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can h...
01/04/2020

THERE'S ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT!

Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our organization and the community. https://circle.target.com

January 4 is the last day to cast your votes. Thank you for your support!

Join us for January's First Sundays @ RAM on January 5, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.The UCR GLUCK Fellows will be here with an art acti...
01/03/2020

Join us for January's First Sundays @ RAM on January 5, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

The UCR GLUCK Fellows will be here with an art activity that plays with transparency and color; come draw on transparent surfaces to make a little stain-glass picture for your window!

You'll also get to zentangle your choice of a horse, camel, or elephant.

Please also join us for El Día de los Reyes, presented by Cultura Con Llantas. We'll have tamales, pan dulce, chocolate Mexicano, a crown-making art activity, and Trio Sol de Amores will perform, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. (Food and drinks while supplies last.)

El Día de los Reyes is generously sponsored by: Los Cinco | Luis Aguilar | Richard Carnero | Russell Juarequi | Jorge Hernandez | Luis Lopez.

First Sunday programming at RAM is brought to you in part by the generosity of Edison International, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Macy's.

Riverside Art Museum's cover photo
01/03/2020

Riverside Art Museum's cover photo

Start the year by making art with us during Artswalk!
01/03/2020

Start the year by making art with us during Artswalk!

Do you have a child that wants to learn to paint in the New Year? Beginning Painting our progressive series for youth ag...
12/31/2019

Do you have a child that wants to learn to paint in the New Year? Beginning Painting our progressive series for youth age 6-12 starts January 14th. This class and other winter youth classes are now on our website. Today is your last chance to sign up your young artist for 10% off using code “Noel10” until 11:59pm tonight. Thank you to @macys #macysgives and @wellsfargo #wellsfargo for supporting our youth art education programming-Bethany, Art Education Coordinator @ Riverside Art Museum

Join us on Thursday, January 2, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. for Artswalk @ RAM. It's your last chance to see Michael Skura's experient...
12/31/2019

Join us on Thursday, January 2, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. for Artswalk @ RAM. It's your last chance to see Michael Skura's experiential light exhibit Tendrils, Armando Lerma's Lost in the Andes, and Inland Ink before we begin install for our Winter exhibitions. We'll also have a fun drawing activity; randomly select an image of an animal or a person, then, draw where that animal or person lives.
See you in the new year!

Special New Year’s discount of 20% for all new The 52 Project members who join! Expires January 1, 2020 at 11:59pm. Make...
12/31/2019

Special New Year’s discount of 20% for all new The 52 Project members who join! Expires January 1, 2020 at 11:59pm. Make 2020 the year you don’t regret focusing on your art practice! Join RAM’s The 52 Project 2020. This project is for creative people to find inspiration and accountability from one another while participating in a 52-week self-directed creative project of your choice. Fuel your creativity, become more disciplined in thinking about and capturing your creative ideas, learn to share your work, and move closer to being a more active participant in your creative field. To purchase a 52 Project 2020 membership for you or a loved one online, visit: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/education/adult/52-project-2020/

Time is running out on matching funds! Thanks to long-time supporter and Riverside Art Museum trustee Sarah Smith, every...
12/31/2019

Time is running out on matching funds! Thanks to long-time supporter and Riverside Art Museum trustee Sarah Smith, every gift made until midnight will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500! You can donate here on Facebook, by texting ARTFUL to 44321 or visiting: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/support/

THANK YOU!

Thanks to long-time supporter and Riverside Art Museum trustee Sarah Smith, every gift made until midnight will be match...
12/30/2019
RAM :: Support

Thanks to long-time supporter and Riverside Art Museum trustee Sarah Smith, every gift made until midnight will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500! You can donate here on Facebook, by texting ARTFUL to 44321, or clicking the link below.

THANK YOU!

We here at the Riverside Art Museum are incredibly thankful to our members, visitors, volunteers, donors, community partners, and everyone we have been able to serve this last year. As a non-profit arts organization, we truly wouldn't exist or have purpose without you.

Thanks to long-time supporter and Riverside Art Museum trustee Sarah Smith, every gift made until midnight will be match...
12/30/2019

Thanks to long-time supporter and Riverside Art Museum trustee Sarah Smith, every gift made until midnight will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500! You can donate here on Facebook, by texting ARTFUL to 44321 or visiting: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/support/

THANK YOU!

Did you or a friend or family member get engaged over the holiday season? Take advantage of early-bird new year discount...
12/30/2019

Did you or a friend or family member get engaged over the holiday season? Take advantage of early-bird new year discounts by emailing us at [email protected] or calling 951.684.7111 x305 to schedule a site tour and book your bridal shower, wedding and/or reception now.

Join us for January's First Sunday on January 5, 1 p.m.–4 p.m., brought to you in part by Bank of America and Edison Int...
12/30/2019

Join us for January's First Sunday on January 5, 1 p.m.–4 p.m., brought to you in part by Bank of America and Edison International.

The UCR GLUCK Fellows will be here with an art activity that plays with transparency and color; come draw on transparent surfaces to make a little stain-glass picture for your window!

You'll also get to zentangle your choice of a horse, camel, or elephant.

Please also join us for El Día de los Reyes, presented by Cultura Con Llantas. We'll have tamales, pan dulce, chocolate Mexicano, and Trio Sol de Amores will perform, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. El Día de los Reyes is generously sponsored by: Los Cinco | Luis Aguilar | Richard Carnero | Russell Juarequi | Jorge Hernandez | Luis Lopez.

REMINDER! Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s ...
12/28/2019

REMINDER! Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our organization and the community. https://circle.target.com

Be part of our story by making your mark on The Giving Tree: El Nopalito at The Cheech! Generous donors will be recogniz...
12/28/2019

Be part of our story by making your mark on The Giving Tree: El Nopalito at The Cheech! Generous donors will be recognized on this Founders Wall that will stand at the museum entrance. Deadline is December 31 to sign up! For more information, visit thecheechcenter.org. #shapethecheech

Bank of America is offering valued cardholders six additional days of free museum admission through Museums on Us, from ...
12/23/2019
Bank of America arts and culture — funding & support for the arts

Bank of America is offering valued cardholders six additional days of free museum admission through Museums on Us, from 12/26 through 12/31. We're closed the 30th, but on the other days, just show us your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card and a valid ID to get in free!

Learn more about Bank of America's commitment to supporting over 2,000 arts and cultural institutions.

We here at the Riverside Art Museum are incredibly thankful to our members, visitors, volunteers, donors, community part...
12/22/2019

We here at the Riverside Art Museum are incredibly thankful to our members, visitors, volunteers, donors, community partners, and everyone we have been able to serve this last year. As a non-profit arts organization, we truly wouldn't exist or have purpose without you.

The arts allows us to connect with each other. It empowers. It sparks dialogue. Art, historically, has been used to comment on the way things are, but can also be used to envision what the world can be.

The arts represents the best of humanity. So let's join our paint-covered hands and make art, make community.

Please consider being a Champion at the ART of GIVING by donating today: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/support/

Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to ...
12/21/2019

Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our organization and the community. https://circle.target.com

Looking for a unique gift? Our Blue Door Museum Store is open this Saturday, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon–4 p.m. Su...
12/21/2019

Looking for a unique gift? Our Blue Door Museum Store is open this Saturday, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon–4 p.m. Support local artists and our museum!

Last chance to get early-bird swag for yourself (and a friend) if you sign up for The 52 Project 2020 before December 31...
12/20/2019

Last chance to get early-bird swag for yourself (and a friend) if you sign up for The 52 Project 2020 before December 31!

In a creative funk? Or have a great idea for a new series of paintings, prints, or poems, but lacking that fire to get started? Join The 52 Project 2020 to find inspiration and motivation from other creatives while working toward a 52-week, self-directed creative project of your choice.

Fuel your creativity, become more disciplined in thinking about and capturing your creative ideas, learn to share your work, and move closer to being a more active participant in your creative field.

Sign up now at http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/education/adult/52-project-2020/

Students in our “Art Techniques” homeschool class created amazing paper mache suns. We love seeing our students grow as ...
12/19/2019

Students in our “Art Techniques” homeschool class created amazing paper mache suns. We love seeing our students grow as artists and use their creativity. And our winter 2020 schedule is now online! Purchase any time before December 31, 2019, and use the code “Noel10” for 10% off youth and adult art education classes. Not applicable for Spring Break. Click the link in our bio to sign up for classes.#youth #artclass #giveart #creativity #riversideart #homeschool #sculpture #youthart

12/19/2019
MICHAEL SKURA : TENDRILS

Take a behind the scenes look at the making of Tendrils.

A film by Eric Minh Swenson. (Film number one-thousand two-hundred and thirty in the series.) Tendrils, the Solo Exhibition at Riverside Art Museum by Michae...

The benefits of art education are many. And arts classes are super fun! Give the gift of an art class. Our winter 2020 s...
12/18/2019

The benefits of art education are many. And arts classes are super fun! Give the gift of an art class. Our winter 2020 schedule is now online! Purchase any time before December 31, 2019, and use the code “Noel10” for 10% off youth and adult art education classes. Not applicable for Spring Break. To purchase, visit: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/education/

Job OpeningArt-to-Go, Part-Time Seasonal EmployeeOur trained art instructors go into the classroom with the highest qual...
12/16/2019

Job Opening

Art-to-Go, Part-Time Seasonal Employee

Our trained art instructors go into the classroom with the highest quality art materials, lesson posters, and vocabulary charts, and teach exciting lessons to students. The lessons meet the Next Generation Science Standards, the History/SS Content, or California Standards for Mathematical Practice. All series also meet the CA Visual Arts Standards.

We are the looking for the following:

Follow the structure of the step-by-step lesson, including teaching objective and art techniques
Direct 36+ students in custom curriculum based on Fine Art, Math, History, and/or Science Standards
Be comfortable teaching full spectrum of diverse students/special needs
Store supplies at home, including lesson plans and art materials; RAM provides all supplies and curriculum for the program
Must have good classroom control
Encourage students in individual expression
Self-motivated/self-disciplined
Good organizational skills
Excellent time-management skills
Diplomacy: must build/sustain relationship with two schools chosen for Artist-in-Residence; must engage in professional discretion
Represent RAM in a professional manner
Must have current driver’s license, car insurance, and working car
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** Be willing to work 4–5 days a week, Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Art-to-Go Instructors teach two to six hours a day.

Preferred

Some experience in Fine Arts and/or teaching experience with youth, TK–8th grade.
Available for training, starting in January 2020.


Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] AND [email protected].

Have you or a friend always wanted to dedicate more attention to your artistic practice but just can’t find the motivati...
12/15/2019

Have you or a friend always wanted to dedicate more attention to your artistic practice but just can’t find the motivation or time? Consider joining RAM’s The 52 Project! This project is for creative people to find inspiration and accountability from one another while participating in a 52-week self-directed creative project of your choice. Fuel your creativity, become more disciplined in thinking about and capturing your creative ideas, learn to share your work, and move closer to being a more active participant in your creative field. The annual fee is $200.52. Sign-up by Saturday, December 21, and receive a special 52 notebook, or sign-up in person with a friend and both will receive a special 52 tote bag. Visit our website to purchase a membership for you or a loved one! http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/education/adult/52-project-2020/

“Giving experiences instead of toys boosts your kid’s intelligence and happiness”. Consider gifting your favorite family...
12/14/2019
It's science: Giving experiences instead of toys boosts your kid's intelligence + happiness

“Giving experiences instead of toys boosts your kid’s intelligence and happiness”. Consider gifting your favorite family a museum membership! Free year-round admission! Discounts on classes and Blue Door Museum Store merch! And at the Friends of RAM level receive reciprocal free admission to over 1,000 museums through the @narmassociation program. Visit our website to purchase membership online.

There's no need to stress about getting them everything on their wishlist. Spending time with your kids is far more valuable.

CALL FOR ARTISTS!The City of Riverside is looking for a mural/installation for this wall to complement the butterflies o...
12/12/2019

CALL FOR ARTISTS!

The City of Riverside is looking for a mural/installation for this wall to complement the butterflies of Mariposa Alley that were installed in the spring of 2019. Your mural doesn’t need to have a direct, tangible tie to this artistic element, but installation should work cohesively and aesthetically together.

Guidelines:
Happy, uplifting, inspiring, and colorful
Absent of any political, social statements or influences
Universal appeal—accepted and loved
Design and implementation at a high level and excellence

Helpful Information and Tips:
Medium desired: Open, but needs to hold up to a lot of touching, sunlight, environmental conditions, and has the ability to be cleaned and maintained easily.
The mural needs to not impede traffic flow or space.
Wall construction is concrete.
Artist(s) will be responsible for design, fabrication, delivery, and installation of the artwork within the budget.

Maximum budget amount would be approximately $11,000, depending on the design, size, materials, etc.

If selected, there will be requirements that the City will work with the artist(s) on, such as insurance, permits, and applications.

Mural to be completed Spring 2020.

Please provide contact information, a brief bio, past experience or work, price, two references, and mural design. Proposal deadline is January 24, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Please submit to [email protected].

Address

3425 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA
92501

The museum is accessible through Riverside Transit Agency. To find the best route for you, please visit. http://www.riversidetransit.com/home/index.htm

General information

Normal Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m (except Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)., and Sunday, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. First Thursdays: On the first Thursday of each month, the museum is open from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. as part of Arts Walk, free of charge. First Sundays: On the first Sunday of each month (October - May), the museum is open from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. as part of First Sundays, free of charge, with crafts and family-friendly activities. Museums on Us: On the first full weekend of each month, show us your Bank of America debit or credit card, along with ID, and get in free. The Museum is closed on: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Observed, Presidents' Day Observed, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Admission Members, Military and their families (with ID), and Children under 12: Free Students (with ID) and Seniors (65+ with ID): $3 General admission: $5

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(951) 684-7111

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