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.

Operating as usual

Staff, Board, and members of the Art Alliance are heartbroken with Evie's passing. We remember with fondness getting to ...
05/02/2021
Evelyn Guin Obituary (2021) - Riverside, CA - The Press-Enterprise

Staff, Board, and members of the Art Alliance are heartbroken with Evie's passing. We remember with fondness getting to celebrate her 100th birthday—twice!—because how many times do you get to do that? We will forever remember her smiles and laughter, wearing her signature red. A great friend of the museum, she will be missed.

View Evelyn Guin's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.

We're ready! Stop by before 3 p.m. and make some CD art with us for our community We Heart Art installation at the corne...
05/02/2021

We're ready! Stop by before 3 p.m. and make some CD art with us for our community We Heart Art installation at the corner of Mission Inn and Orange.

Hey marketing, communications, and branding creatives, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity just for you!We are curr...
05/01/2021

Hey marketing, communications, and branding creatives, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity just for you!

We are currently accepting proposals for our Brand Identity and Marketing and Communication Strategy
for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum.

Click the link in our bio on Instagram or visit
http://riversideartmuseum.org/visit/job-openings/ for information on scope of services, desired qualifications, and other important information on how to submit your proposal.

Hey marketing, communications, and branding creatives, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity just for you!

We are currently accepting proposals for our Brand Identity and Marketing and Communication Strategy
for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum.

Click the link in our bio on Instagram or visit
http://riversideartmuseum.org/visit/job-openings/ for information on scope of services, desired qualifications, and other important information on how to submit your proposal.

Please join us tomorrow, Sunday, May 2, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., to add your artistic touch with Sharpies to CDs/DVDs and have it...
05/01/2021

Please join us tomorrow, Sunday, May 2, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., to add your artistic touch with Sharpies to CDs/DVDs and have it added to the We Heart Art Installation! Bring the whole family and tell your friends as the whole community is invited to participate.

The community Art Installation event will take place on the northeast corner of Mission Inn Avenue and Orange Street.

In consideration of COVID-19, tables will be spaced appropriately and everything will be sanitized between uses. Please wear masks (babies and children under the age of two excepted). Volunteers will be on hand to help and to attach completed artwork to the Art Installation.

It's the last weekend to see our Henry L. A. Jekel exhibition!By 1930, the California Style dominated Southern Californi...
05/01/2021

It's the last weekend to see our Henry L. A. Jekel exhibition!

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. Henry L. A. Jekel helped them do it.

Born in Buffalo, NY, in 1876, adjacent to the Erie Canal District, once called the “nostrils of hell”, Jekel spent his early career in the bare-knuckle arena of early skyscraper construction. By 1921, he re-emerged in Riverside as a studio architect of the eclectic California Style. His designs anchor several of Riverside’s historic districts and some are designated Landmarks of the City of Riverside, eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Based upon the book by H. Vincent Moses and Catherine Whitmore, this exhibition (co-curated by them) means to preserve his legacy.

We open at 10 a.m. today. Our hours are Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., with a half-hour closure between 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m. to accommodate COVID-19 cleaning protocols.

Admission continues to be FREE through the end of May thanks to the Wingate Foundation.

For information on conditions of entry, please either click the link in our bio on Instagram or visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org/visit

It's the last weekend to see our Henry L. A. Jekel exhibition!

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. Henry L. A. Jekel helped them do it.

Born in Buffalo, NY, in 1876, adjacent to the Erie Canal District, once called the “nostrils of hell”, Jekel spent his early career in the bare-knuckle arena of early skyscraper construction. By 1921, he re-emerged in Riverside as a studio architect of the eclectic California Style. His designs anchor several of Riverside’s historic districts and some are designated Landmarks of the City of Riverside, eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Based upon the book by H. Vincent Moses and Catherine Whitmore, this exhibition (co-curated by them) means to preserve his legacy.

We open at 10 a.m. today. Our hours are Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., with a half-hour closure between 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m. to accommodate COVID-19 cleaning protocols.

Admission continues to be FREE through the end of May thanks to the Wingate Foundation.

For information on conditions of entry, please either click the link in our bio on Instagram or visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org/visit

“The Fifth Sun” is an Aztec creation story from Mexico. For four consecutive tries, the Aztec gods have failed to put th...
04/30/2021

“The Fifth Sun” is an Aztec creation story from Mexico. For four consecutive tries, the Aztec gods have failed to put the sun and moon up in the sky. Will they succeed with the fifth sun?

Join us for this Zoom First Sunday event, in partnership with the Inlandia Institute, this Sunday at 2 p.m. This family-friendly Zoom is free, but please register by visiting: www.tinyurl.com/aroundtheworldstory8

Karen Rae Kraut has been blending story, song and creative movement in schools, libraries, museums, and theaters from California to East Tennessee since 1990. She has toured for the Smithsonian, and was commissioned by the McCallum Theatre to create a storyteller’s version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Karen’s CD, Cooler Water Cora and Other Stories, is the winner of an iParenting Media Award for Audio Excellence and a National Parenting Publications Honors Award. She has performed for Riverside’s First Sundays program since its inception in 1997.

Nicole Cloeren is the founder of Puppets a la Carte, where she uses puppets and techniques of improvisation to create a space of surprise and wonder in which we can all learn from one another. She is a resident artist at Riverside Studios, has performed with puppets at numerous indoor, outdoor, and online events around Southern California, and loves partnering with other artists.

First Sunday programming by RAM is brought to you in part by Macy's and Edison International.

“The Fifth Sun” is an Aztec creation story from Mexico. For four consecutive tries, the Aztec gods have failed to put the sun and moon up in the sky. Will they succeed with the fifth sun?

Join us for this Zoom First Sunday event, in partnership with the Inlandia Institute, this Sunday at 2 p.m. This family-friendly Zoom is free, but please register by visiting: www.tinyurl.com/aroundtheworldstory8

Karen Rae Kraut has been blending story, song and creative movement in schools, libraries, museums, and theaters from California to East Tennessee since 1990. She has toured for the Smithsonian, and was commissioned by the McCallum Theatre to create a storyteller’s version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Karen’s CD, Cooler Water Cora and Other Stories, is the winner of an iParenting Media Award for Audio Excellence and a National Parenting Publications Honors Award. She has performed for Riverside’s First Sundays program since its inception in 1997.

Nicole Cloeren is the founder of Puppets a la Carte, where she uses puppets and techniques of improvisation to create a space of surprise and wonder in which we can all learn from one another. She is a resident artist at Riverside Studios, has performed with puppets at numerous indoor, outdoor, and online events around Southern California, and loves partnering with other artists.

First Sunday programming by RAM is brought to you in part by Macy's and Edison International.

Escape the heat and enjoy our cool exhibits! We open at 10 a.m. today. Our hours are Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., with...
04/30/2021

Escape the heat and enjoy our cool exhibits! We open at 10 a.m. today. Our hours are Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., with a half-hour closure between 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m. to accommodate COVID-19 cleaning protocols.

Admission continues to be FREE through the end of May thanks to the Wingate Foundation.

For information on conditions of entry, please either click the link in our bio on Instagram or visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org/visit

Escape the heat and enjoy our cool exhibits! We open at 10 a.m. today. Our hours are Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., with a half-hour closure between 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m. to accommodate COVID-19 cleaning protocols.

Admission continues to be FREE through the end of May thanks to the Wingate Foundation.

For information on conditions of entry, please either click the link in our bio on Instagram or visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org/visit

04/24/2021

UPDATE: We have enough CDs/DVDs now; you guys are amazing!

REQUEST: Have old CDs/DVDs you’d like to donate for an art project? Please drop them off at the Riverside Art Museum, Fridays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m., by Saturday, May 1. We need about 400 in order to make the Art Installation happen on May 2. Thank you!

04/24/2021

Come see our current exhibits: Mother Wit, #1960Now, Henry L. A. Jekel, and permanent collection mini exhibits throughout the museum. Oh, and don't forget to stop by the museum store to get an early start on Mother's Day shopping!

Admission is FREE thanks to the Wingate Foundation through the end of May.

RAM’s hours are Fridays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. (members only), and Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. (members and general public).

To protect the health and safety of all visitors and staff, please click the link in our bio on Instagram or visit www.riversideartmuseum.org/visit for more information on conditions of entry.

See you soon!

Submit your items to the new Riverside Library's time capsule. In 50 years, it'll be reopened!@rivlibrary City of Rivers...
04/21/2021

Submit your items to the new Riverside Library's time capsule. In 50 years, it'll be reopened!

@rivlibrary City of Riverside, CA - Riverside Public Library

Submit your items to the new Riverside Library's time capsule. In 50 years, it'll be reopened!

@rivlibrary City of Riverside, CA - Riverside Public Library

Check out these opportunities! 👇
04/20/2021

Check out these opportunities! 👇

04/16/2021

Stop by, say hi to our friendly staff, and check out our exhibitions and museum store!

Admission is FREE thanks to the Wingate Foundation through the end of May.

RAM’s hours for the month of April are Fridays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. (members only), and Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. (members and general public).

To protect the health and safety of all visitors and staff, please visit www.riversideartmuseum.org/visit for more information on conditions of entry.

How can California call itself the creative capital of the world when only 12% of students have access to the mandated a...
04/05/2021

How can California call itself the creative capital of the world when only 12% of students have access to the mandated arts classes? #ArtsEdRebuilds and is part of the solution to our creative recovery. Make the leap from arts supporter to arts activist and sign up at https://www.createca.org.

How can California call itself the creative capital of the world when only 12% of students have access to the mandated arts classes? #ArtsEdRebuilds and is part of the solution to our creative recovery. Make the leap from arts supporter to arts activist and sign up at https://www.createca.org.

Happy Easter! The art museum is open today until 4 p.m., with a break between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to clean. There will ...
04/04/2021

Happy Easter! The art museum is open today until 4 p.m., with a break between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to clean. There will be no on-site First Sunday activities, but there are take-home Play the Museum packets available throughout the museum and we've partnered with the Inlandia Institute for another fun virtual First Sunday program! Be sure to register and tune in at 2 p.m. You can also rewatch it later on their Facebook. Have a great day, everyone!

@inlandia_institute #FirstSundays #HappyEaster #WeAreOpen

Happy Easter! The art museum is open today until 4 p.m., with a break between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to clean. There will be no on-site First Sunday activities, but there are take-home Play the Museum packets available throughout the museum and we've partnered with the Inlandia Institute for another fun virtual First Sunday program! Be sure to register and tune in at 2 p.m. You can also rewatch it later on their Facebook. Have a great day, everyone!

@inlandia_institute #FirstSundays #HappyEaster #WeAreOpen

It's a beautiful day in downtown Riverside. Stop by the museum and safely enjoy our amazing art exhibits and shop in our...
04/03/2021

It's a beautiful day in downtown Riverside. Stop by the museum and safely enjoy our amazing art exhibits and shop in our Blue Door Museum store. It's so nice today, this lovely couple walked around downtown to snap wedding photos. We can't wait until we're allowed to once again host weddings and receptions inside our historic building. But you can book a site tour for your future special event by emailing [email protected] today!

We are open! Come check out our exhibitions, enjoy our beautiful and clean Julia Morgan designed building with a gorgeou...
04/02/2021

We are open! Come check out our exhibitions, enjoy our beautiful and clean Julia Morgan designed building with a gorgeous flower arrangement just for the occasion by the generous and lovely Amy Hao Heil, and take home a Play the Museum packet or three to create art at home! See you soon!

We think the place is looking pretty good! Members, we can't wait to welcome you back to the art museum this morning! ❤️
04/02/2021

We think the place is looking pretty good! Members, we can't wait to welcome you back to the art museum this morning! ❤️

We're almost ready to reopen! Members, see you tomorrow! Everyone else, see you Saturday!!
04/02/2021

We're almost ready to reopen! Members, see you tomorrow! Everyone else, see you Saturday!!

Photos from Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum's post
03/29/2021

Photos from Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum's post

Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! DEADLINE IS MARCH 31! See how you can help dire...
03/29/2021

Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! DEADLINE IS MARCH 31! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our organization and the community by clicking the link in our bio on Instagram or visiting www.target.com/circle.

Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! DEADLINE IS MARCH 31! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our organization and the community by clicking the link in our bio on Instagram or visiting www.target.com/circle.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Los Angeles Times photography department is highlighting their award-winning fema...
03/29/2021
Celebrating Women Photographers: Gina Ferazzi

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Los Angeles Times photography department is highlighting their award-winning female staff photographers, like Gina Ferazzi.

Some of you might remember her from "Inland Empire Transformations Made Visible", our Portals Zoom talk back in October, where she was in discussion with Doug McCulloh, artist and senior curator at UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography.

Gina Ferazzi grew up in the small New England town of Longmeadow, Mass. Her passion for photography began when she started using her dad’s rangefinder camera. In eighth grade, she built a darkroom in a basement closet where she would develop her film.

Ferazzi has been with The Times since 1994. Her body of work encompasses a wide range of topics from presidential campaigns, professional sporting events, natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, and staff Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News in 2016 for the San Bernardino terrorist attack and in 2004 for the wildfires that ravaged California.

Click the link to see more of her amazing photography, many of which help tell Inland Empire stories.

The L.A. Times honors Women's History Month by highlighting the work of female staff photographers.

We stand in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander communities and denounce systemic racism, xenophobia, mi...
03/27/2021

We stand in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander communities and denounce systemic racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and hate. While these systems of white supremacy seek to stereotype all AAPI with one brush, we know there is a unique human story behind each individual.

During our Badass Women and the Road to the Promised Land exhibition in 2019, two stories centered AAPI women: The Secret and Perilous Journey of Fong Tang, and From the Green of Vietnam to Tiny Bottles of Nirvana. These are stories of hope, determination, and family. Fong Tang and her granddaughter Leng Lo, and Ann Nguyen and her son Minh Pham are real people, real Americans.

This weekend, many are gathering around the nation to mourn the victims of anti-Asian violence. However, today and every day, we are committed to doing what we can to #StopAsianHate and acknowledge the humanity of our AAPI sisters and brothers.

Badass Women narratives written by Susan Straight. Photos by Douglas McCulloh.

#asianamerican #aapi #standforasians #protectourelders #hateisavirus

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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

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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

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Come join The Paint Sesh THIS Sunday for a FREE virtual painting class. Details and link below. :) SIGN UP: https://thepaintsesh.com/public-sesh/online-painting-class-spring-bunny-virtual-paint-at-home-event/
Thank you to the collectors who add three of my paintings to their collection. All were painted with a palette knife with oils on canvas panels. This one is still available at the https://www.offthewall2020.org/ "God's Creation" is a 16 x 12 inches painting that has a great texture in a beautiful good quality Gold frame for only $400
Please join us and spread your word to our 9000 members. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Riversidefun/
In a time where Health and Wellness is essential. Lets celebrate one of Earth's gifts! Happy 420. I hope you all are doing well and staying Healthy! Stay Up.. like/share/support!
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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https://youtu.be/BO9mR0HiLQk Greg's class at Art D'Vine.
The most amazing Halloween event ever for families- HAUNTED ATLANTIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 28TH 2018 at 6:30pm at the LEGENDARY, ICONIC AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC.. You can’t miss this one it’s going to be incredible, DJ Beth playing an exclusive set, Hula Hoppers, Stilt walkers, huge LED Robots, the world famous Let Love Glow Activity Area with more games, more artistic creativity and activities, prizes for best dancers and best costumes .. oh … and ACCESS TO THE AQUARIUM UNTIL 9PM!!!!! All for only $25. You have to be here, one and all, IT’S THE KIDS DANCE SOCIETY HAUNTED ATLANTIS EVENT AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC……… Get your tickets here and they are selling fast….
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