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.

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It's Jigsaw Sunday!Here is "Untitled #53", circa the late 1960s, by Andrew Molles, 1907–1975. This acrylic on canvas art...
08/30/2020
Molles, Andrew - 'Untitled #53a' - jigsaw puzzle (60 pieces)

It's Jigsaw Sunday!

Here is "Untitled #53", circa the late 1960s, by Andrew Molles, 1907–1975. This acrylic on canvas artwork is part of the permanent collection of the Riverside Art Museum.

Try out the 60-piece puzzle here: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=016bc40f0e13

Or try the 98-piece puzzle here: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=223f4b3f016f

Let us know if you like it (or if you want an easier or harder version)!

Free online jigsaw puzzle game

Our Fall 2020 virtual art classes and workshops for youth ages 3–15 are open for registration! We have preschool classes...
08/29/2020

Our Fall 2020 virtual art classes and workshops for youth ages 3–15 are open for registration! We have preschool classes for kids ages 3–5, plus sculpture, drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, and more for kids ages 6–15.

Our Fall 4-class sessions and 1-day workshops include an Artist Tool Kit with all the supplies they need (preschool excepted).

Scholarships are available through the Evie Littleworth Scholarship Fund, the Dottie Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Homespun Players Scholarship Fund, and the Art Alliance. If you are interested in applying, contact Art Education Director Caryn Marsella at 951.684.7111 or [email protected].

Register here: www.riversideartmuseum.org/fall2020

First, the Art Alliance and the Riverside Art Museum wish to thank you for your patience and loyalty throughout the last...
08/28/2020

First, the Art Alliance and the Riverside Art Museum wish to thank you for your patience and loyalty throughout the last year. Art Market 2020 was to be a spectacular event and we sold out of vendor spaces within a few days.

When we originally postponed Art Market 2020 to September 26 due to the pandemic, we believed we would be safe. However, we heard from the City of Riverside last week that they are unable to move forward with permitting outdoor events until the City and the County move to Stage 4 of reopening from COVID-19 restrictions. This is not anticipated by September. Given this uncertainty, and our desire to properly promote the Art Market well in advance, we have made the difficult decision to forgo our 2020 event and focus our enthusiasm to plan an outstanding Art Market for 2021.

We would like to thank all of our vendors and sponsors for their support throughout all this. If you have not yet received the email/letter we sent out to you with your options, please email [email protected] or call Kathy Bocian at (951) 206-0928.

Please save the date for Art Market 2021 currently scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors:

Entertainment Stage Sponsor: Riverside East Rotary Club #23,000

Children’s Pavilion Sponsors: Dave and Kathy Bocian | Kathy and Gary Christmas | County of Riverside Economic Development Agency | Ruhnau Clarke Architects

ARTrageous Sponsors: Betty & Walter Parks

ARTventurous Sponsors: Kathy and John Allavie | Mark and Pam Balys | Burgess Moving & Storage | Cathy and Steve Morford | Shannon Murphy | Murray Ranch Co. | Provident Bank | Riverside Downtown Partnership | Taylor’s Appliance

ARTastic Sponsors: Lorraine and Richard Anderson | Lucile Arntzen | Eileen and Stephen Ashwal | Joe and Jane Barr | Dr. Chuck and Sally Beaty | Philip and Selina Bremenstuhl | Teresa Chamiec and Robert Giannini | Suzy and Gary Clem | Erin Christmas | Sandra and John Fay | Patti and David Funder | Cheryl and Dayton Gilleland | Katie Grisby | Adam Guzkowski | Sari and Owen Kustner | Georgia and Chris Kutch | Peggy and Roger Luebs | Fran and Bob Moerke | Emmanuelle and Morey Reynolds | Riverside Personnel | Athena and David Waite | Madelyn Warner | Billie Yeager

Donors: Anne Deem | Beth Kollmyer | Patricia and Keith Moorman | Gloria and Dallas Rabenstein | Sue Spitzer | Carolyn Ulrich

Special thanks to the City of Riverside for their generous support.

On August 26, 1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution officially took effect. The amendment promised women tha...
08/26/2020

On August 26, 1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution officially took effect. The amendment promised women that their right to vote would "not be denied" on account of their gender. However, Black, Indigenous, and other women of color continued to be disenfranchised. Native Americans were finally granted citizenship in 1924, but many were still barred from voting. Federal policy barring people of Asian descent in America from becoming citizens didn't lift until 1952. It wasn't until 1965 that Black, Indigenous, and other people of color were guaranteed the right to vote, although barriers to voting continued to restrict access to the vote after the fact. Today, we honor all the people who worked to gain and who continue to protect the right to vote in this country. Remember to register if you have not yet done so and vote!

Pictured: Back in 2012, we held an event called We Woke the World. Organized by Ari Kletzky, it was part of our You Are Breathing In It exhibition curated by Karla Diaz of Slanguage Studios.

The We Woke The World event celebrated the historic effort to secure the right to vote and participate in governance, regardless of gender, known as the suffragist movement. Participants held a sing-a-long of a forgotten 1917 Suffragist-era song and took part in a historical paper hat-making activity.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/riversideartmuseum/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10151150813329216

Thanks to all the awesome women, men, and children who came out to celebrate women's right to vote. Hope you all had fun!

Riverside Art Museum's cover photo
08/25/2020

Riverside Art Museum's cover photo

Postmark deadline is coming up!Create and submit a limited edition of twelve prints on the theme of suicide prevention f...
08/25/2020

Postmark deadline is coming up!

Create and submit a limited edition of twelve prints on the theme of suicide prevention for the Suicide Prevention Print Exchange and Online Exhibition.

Each participating artist will receive 10 random prints in exchange, which will be mailed by October 1, 2020. There is no fee required to participate, but your envelope must be post marked by August 28, 2020, to be included in the exchange and considered for exhibition.

Submission to the print exchange will not guarantee admission into the online exhibition.

For the guidelines/rules and submission form (as well as info on our related call for writers and poets), please visit: http://riversideartmuseum.org/exhibits/suicide-prevention-print-exchange-and-online-exhibition/.

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If you or someone you know is in crisis: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.
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"In its wake emerged a wave of muralism, printmaking, photography, performance and music that engaged Chicano themes in ...
08/24/2020
Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum

"In its wake emerged a wave of muralism, printmaking, photography, performance and music that engaged Chicano themes in ways both literal and abstract — changing the landscape of Los Angeles, and sparking the establishment of long-running Southern California arts institutions."

In murals, theater, photography, and music, the Chicano Moratorium influenced the art of its time and our time, too.

Our Fall 2020 virtual art classes and workshops for youth ages 3–15 are now open for registration! We have preschool cla...
08/22/2020

Our Fall 2020 virtual art classes and workshops for youth ages 3–15 are now open for registration! We have preschool classes for kids ages 3–5, plus sculpture, drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, and more for kids ages 6–15.

Our Fall 4-class sessions and 1-day workshops include an Artist Tool Kit with all the supplies they need (preschool excepted).

Register here: www.riversideartmuseum.org/fall2020

08/17/2020
RAM :: Suicide Prevention Print Exchange and Online Exhibition

"I lost my son, Matthew, February 1, 2014 to suicide. Both of us are artists and I try to help with suicide prevention as much as I can. I was so happy and pleased to see this event and being asked to donate. Thank you for creating this event to prevent suicide."—Lorraine Dawson

Thank you, Lorraine, for sharing your story and for your donation to the artist honorarium pool for our Suicide Prevention Print Exchange and Online Exhibition.

If you would like to donate to help us pay the printmakers who are juried into the online exhibition on suicide prevention, please visit: http://riversideartmuseum.org/exhibits/suicide-prevention-print-exchange-and-online-exhibition/

(The call for printmakers, writers, and poets is still underway. More info is available on the linked webpage.)

Call for Art: Prints must be mailed and postmarked by August 28, 2020 | Call for Written Prose or Poetry: two deadlines depending on subject matter, August 28, 2020 or September 20, 2020

Deagan's mom sent us a pic of him with his spider project from our Animals kickstART kit. "We love our summer art kits, ...
08/17/2020

Deagan's mom sent us a pic of him with his spider project from our Animals kickstART kit.

"We love our summer art kits, thank you!"

Get your kit(s) today from www.riversideartmuseum.org/kickstartkit. If you're on Instagram, click the link in our bio/profile!

Pre-recorded 1-hour workshops are only $7.50 each! Pre-recorded 5-class sessions are only $35 each!Time is running out t...
08/15/2020

Pre-recorded 1-hour workshops are only $7.50 each! Pre-recorded 5-class sessions are only $35 each!

Time is running out to sign up for our RAM Summer Rewind virtual art classes for youth. In case you missed RAM’s summer virtual art workshops and class sessions for youths and teens, here are some of them again at a discounted price. These workshops/sessions feature RAM art instructors teaching lessons via pre-recorded video and additional worksheets and activities as necessary to total one hours’ worth of instruction.

Your payment gives you access to the pre-recorded lessons you purchase ONLY through August 31, 2020.

Sign up here: http://riversideartmuseum.org/education-and-community-engagement/youth-and-teen-art-classes-and-workshops/ram-summer-rewind/

And RAM kickstART kits are also still available for purchase here: http://riversideartmuseum.org/education-and-community-engagement/youth-and-teen-art-classes-and-workshops/ram-kickstart-kits/

We're expanding our call thanks to the Inlandia Institute!Not only do we have a call for printmakers for our Suicide Pre...
08/12/2020

We're expanding our call thanks to the Inlandia Institute!

Not only do we have a call for printmakers for our Suicide Prevention Print Exchange and Online Exhibition, we're also putting out a call for writers and poets on the theme on suicide prevention.

For writers and poets:

All genres accepted. Length: Maximum 500 words (double-spaced prose) or 3 pages (poetry, all forms). There are two opportunities for response:

• Respond to the general theme of suicide prevention and submit before August 28.
• Respond to one of the individual online exhibition artworks that will be on view beginning September 6. Submit before September 20.

Selected works will be included in a series on the Inlandia Literary Journeys blog, the Riverside Art Museum’s social media accounts, and/or included in the online exhibition.

Submissions must include your real name, email, and phone number.

Multiple entries accepted.

If selected, a permissions release form will be required that clearly indicates the work is solely your own original work and that you consent to our including it in the exhibit, on social media, and/or the blog series on the Inlandia: A Literary Journey (www.inlandiajournal.org)

Email your submissions as a Word document (.doc, .docx) to [email protected] with the subject line of “Suicide Prevention Project:” and your name. Example: “Suicide Prevention Project: Your Name”.

For printmakers:

Create and submit a limited edition of twelve prints on the theme of suicide prevention for the Suicide Prevention Print Exchange and Online Exhibition.

Of the twelve prints submitted, the Suicide Prevention Print Exchange coordinators—Amy Conger, Denise Kraemer, and Gillian Rold—will keep one for future exhibition usage and one will go to the Riverside Art Museum for possible use in a juried online exhibition running September 6–30, 2020.

Each participating artist will receive 10 random prints in exchange, which will be mailed by October 1, 2020. There is no fee required to participate, but your envelope must be post marked by August 28, 2020, to be included in the exchange and considered for exhibition.

Submission to the print exchange will not guarantee admission into the online exhibition.

The Riverside Art Museum is sponsoring a $1,000 honorarium pool to be equally dispersed to all the artists juried into the exhibition. If you are interested in helping us pay the artists, please visit: https://riversideartmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/p1a8xl5q1m371gt/

For the guidelines/rules and submission form, please visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org/sppe

The John Lewis Memorial Mural at the future Inland Civil Rights (Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California) s...
08/12/2020

The John Lewis Memorial Mural at the future Inland Civil Rights (Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California) site is well on its way—the final concept sketches are done and next week it will be time to start putting paint up on the boards!

They are in need of volunteers this coming Monday, August 17, at 7 a.m.

They will be putting two coats of primer on the boards so that it is prepared for the artists to begin transferring the mural onto the boards on Tuesday evening.

If you can volunteer, send an email to RSVP to [email protected].

Please spread the word! There is quite a bit to be covered and they want to try to finish before it gets too hot out there.

Stay tuned. They will be sending out another call for community members to assist with the final pieces of the mural and other projects as well.

Congressman #JohnLewis fought his way across the bridge and left a path for so many others. As he was laid to rest this morning, a group of young artists in Riverside planned a final tribute on a massive scale. Keep your eyes out for the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California's first public project in remembrance of one of America's Civil Rights' most vocal champions.

One of our former Baby Tattooville artists, Isabel Samaras, is doing a podcast, just FYI.
08/11/2020

One of our former Baby Tattooville artists, Isabel Samaras, is doing a podcast, just FYI.

ALL NEW EPISODE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12th with Artist Isabel Samaras @isabelsamaras.art
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Isabel was one of the early Juxtapoz Magazine Artists
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And she just designed the August 2020 Cover of Mad Magazine @mad.magazine
She’s the second woman in history to have done that! 🙌
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SWIPE THRU to see some of Isabel’s work.
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🎧 Podcast & 📺 YouTube Episodes come out every Wednesday
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LINK IN BIO or check out our Website www.anywaywhateverpodcast.com
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#isabelsamaras #painting #oilpaintings #juxtapozmag #fineart #popsurrealism #lowbrowart #lowbrowartist #madmagazine #rundmc #lowbrowpopsurrealists #contemporaryart #podcast #podcasts #podcasthq #podernfamily #artistsofinstagram #artistpodcast #artoftheweek #podcastrecommendation #podcastrecommendations #podcastsuggestions #greatinterview #checkitout #juxtapoz

Our kickstART kits are flying out the door! Thank you for your support and for your donations to help us make some of th...
08/08/2020

Our kickstART kits are flying out the door! Thank you for your support and for your donations to help us make some of these kits available to youth at Operation Safehouse.

To learn more about our art kits and purchase some for your kids, visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org/kickstartkit

. . .and in case you missed RAM’s summer virtual art workshops and class sessions for youths and teens, here are some of them again at a SUPER discounted price. Your payment gives you access to pre-recorded lessons that your child can view at any time before August 31, 2020.

To learn more and purchase, visit: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/education-and-community-engagement/youth-and-teen-art-classes-and-workshops/ram-summer-rewind/

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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The perfect Valentine gift for your creative partner. A membership to "The 52 Project 2020." Orientation is the day after Valentine's day...Feb 15/ Sat at 10:00 am at the Riverside Art Museum. More info and registration button under adult education at riversideartmuseum.org
Some of my RAM friends may have observed that I decorated my fun Husky Dog with workers stuck in their jobs. I called it "The People's Dog." I have a long-standing devotion to politically egalitarian themes: Compared to other venues, I am more gratified when I exhibit in politically/socially-themed shows. So I am very gratified to be included in SoLA Contemporary's ACTIVISM + ART exhibit in which I exhibit SNOWDEN #6. Reception: Jan 4, 6-9 pm. 3718 W. Slausen Av., Los Angeles, Thank you Peggy Jo Sivert and the board. I hope to meet with my friends there.
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Only three more weeks to go! The Rejoice in Art! juried fine art exhibition, "For the Beauty of the Earth 2018," is still accepting entries, including landscapes, seascapes, still life, animals, wildlife, figures, portraits and more! Deadline is August 27. We are honored to have Internationally Recognized Pastelist Kim Lordier as juror, and California Art Club President Peter Adams as awards judge. More than $1500 in cash and product prizes will be awarded. Enter TODAY at https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=22992
Please share: Note September 15, 2018 deadline ARTE LATINO NOW Call for Submissions for 2019 Exhibit An Arts Competition Celebrating Latino Artists Sponsored by The Center for Latino Studies at Queens University of Charlotte in partnership with artist Edwin Gil, Art Sí and Queens’ Departments of Art and World Languages, ARTE LATINO NOW 2019 seeks to highlight the exciting cultural and artistic contributions of Latinos in the United States. We invite artists who self-define as Latino and live and work in the United States to submit an original creative work in their medium of choice. Winners will be exhibited at Queens University of Charlotte in Spring 2019. Categories for consideration include: New Media Visual Arts Performing Arts (including dance, theater, music) Creative Writing Deadline for Submissions is September 15, 2018 Process for Submission: No more than one submission per artist is permitted • Media Submissions should be no more than 3 minutes in length. Performance pieces such as theater, music, dance and performance art etc. should be submitted digitally and limited to a 3 minute length. 2 dimensional pieces should be no larger than 44” by 44.” These dimensions include frame and any other appendages that are part of the piece. 3 dimensional works should be no larger than 3’ square. • Please email your submission to [email protected] Subject line: ARTE LATINO NOW 2019 Submission. Be sure to include contact information: Name of artist, cell number, email and mailing address • Include a one paragraph description of your work. Make sure to include as well the date of composition, title, dimensions and media used. Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font • Include a one paragraph bio and head shot. Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font • Artists selected will be responsible for all shipping costs related to the exhibit. Deadlines for shipping will be discussed with individual artists • A 25% commission will be deducted from the sales price for all works exhibited in the show at Queens University of Charlotte
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