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.

Operating as usual

01/01/2021
Happy New Year!

Thankfully, today is not December 32, 2020. It's a new day; a new year. And we're thankful to be here WITH you and BECAUSE of you. Your support of our mission-driven work and the arts is a cause for joy. May 2021 bring us all much-needed peace, grace, compassion, happiness, and the ability to fully express ourselves through the arts. Happy New Year and THANK YOU!

Happy New Year's Eve! And thank you for considering RAM in your year-end giving plans. Courtesy of Ruhnau Clarke Archite...
12/31/2020

Happy New Year's Eve! And thank you for considering RAM in your year-end giving plans. Courtesy of Ruhnau Clarke Architects, you can DOUBLE THE IMPACT of your gift by making a donation today. Ruhnau Clarke is furthering their support for the arts by matching up to $1,000 in year-end donations to the museum. To all our friends, we wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year, and are grateful for your support during the past months.

To donate and have your donation MATCHED, visit: http://riversideartmuseum.org/support/give-donation-today/

Ruhnau Clarke fosters creativity and innovation in its design work and recently enhanced its own downtown Riverside offices with an inspiring mural celebrating our multi-cultural society painted by artist Geoff Gouveia. Learn more about the mural here: http://ruhnauclarke.com/mural-2020

Judge Hernandez of the Superior Court was excited about the impact of The Cheech on K–12th grade education. He noted tha...
12/31/2020

Judge Hernandez of the Superior Court was excited about the impact of The Cheech on K–12th grade education. He noted that kids from Riverside and San Bernardino currently go to LA to visit museums. Once The Cheech opens, children from all over the region will visit and this will positively impact children's awareness, self-esteem, and self-confidence to see Chicano art and culture in a museum setting. In 2021, we're working on Art-to-Go lesson plans specific to The Cheech collection, to connect kids to Chicano art and culture. Here is a photo of a Patssi Valdez piece that is part of the collection and will also be part of our curriculum.

Support our work by donating today at: http://riversideartmuseum.org/support/give-donation-today/
The first $1000 in donations will be matched by Ruuhnau Clarke Architects.

RAM is about more than a building and the art on its walls. We are about engaging people where they live, work, and play...
12/30/2020

RAM is about more than a building and the art on its walls. We are about engaging people where they live, work, and play. And while the pandemic provides new challenges, in 2021, we will continue to develop innovative ways to engage, inspire, and build community through the arts. Whether it is virtually or physically, we understand the value of being there and instilling a lifelong love of the arts!

Photo: Even though RAM's doors are closed, we are still here for you.

Donate today by visiting: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/support/give-donation-today/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=eoy&utm_term=2021&utm_content=eastside

We know how important self-expression and creativity can be, especially for youth. That's why, when the pandemic hit, we...
12/29/2020

We know how important self-expression and creativity can be, especially for youth. That's why, when the pandemic hit, we changed our ways of teaching and started producing live streamed and pre-recorded art classes. We also developed and delivered kickstART kits to local families, each filled with five lessons' worth of art supplies and creative activities. And because of the generosity of our community, we were able to donate over 40 kits to displaced youth at Operation Safe House. Art classes are one of the few places where kids can still freely express themselves. Please help us to continue to integrate art into the lives of students by engaging and inspiring them to use their creativity and just have fun. Donate here: http://riversideartmuseum.org/support/give-donation-today/

During these unprecedented times, RAM is deeply grateful for our partnership with the Riverside Unified School District ...
12/29/2020

During these unprecedented times, RAM is deeply grateful for our partnership with the Riverside Unified School District to bring Art-to-Go lessons and the joy of art to students during the pandemic. After presenting livestream lessons in the spring, from September–December, we turned our curriculum into recorded videos that are available online for all RUSD TK–6th grade students. Pictured is Art Education Coordinator Bethany Molyneaux with a 1st Grade Art lesson about Franz Marc and geometric shapes. We have already posted 40 art lessons with worksheets online and look forward to seeing our students again after winter break!

Please consider a donation by visiting: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/support/give-donation-today/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=eoy&utm_term=pandemic&utm_content=arttogo

Make three wishes for the new year. One of our wishes is for everyone's continued good health. The other is for your con...
12/28/2020

Make three wishes for the new year. One of our wishes is for everyone's continued good health. The other is for your continued support so we can continue our mission-driven work deep into the new year both virtually and, eventually, in-person once again. As for our last wish, we'll keep that in our back pocket for now. If you wish to make a donation at this time, please visit: http://riversideartmuseum.org/support/give-donation-today/

Lorna Simpson
III (Three Wishbones in a Wood Box), 1994
Edition of 5,000
Wood, felt, ceramic, bronze and rubber
Peter Norton Family Christmas Project
RAM Permanent Collection

RAM's Education Team quickly pivoted to online teaching in 2020 to make sure our at-promise kids on probation wouldn't m...
12/28/2020

RAM's Education Team quickly pivoted to online teaching in 2020 to make sure our at-promise kids on probation wouldn't miss out during a time when they needed activities and connections more than ever. During the summer, we served 125 students with Progressive Drawing Lessons via Zoom and continued this fall with weekly 1 1/2 hour classes reaching an average of 18 students each week. In October, RAM's resident artist, Juan Navarro, taught students how to draw skeletons to celebrate Halloween.

Help us continue our work with these kids who have so much promise by visiting: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/support/give-donation-today/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=eoy&utm_term=impact&utm_content=horizons

Hold your loved ones close to your heart. The staff and Board of the Riverside Art Museum wish you a joyful holiday and ...
12/24/2020

Hold your loved ones close to your heart. The staff and Board of the Riverside Art Museum wish you a joyful holiday and a safe and healthy new year!

From the artist, Juan Navarro, RAM Artist in Residence: "In the illustration for this card, I wanted to share the importance of holding our loved ones close to our hearts during this holiday season. My wish is for the viewer to be reminded of how art has the ability to bring us closer despite our cultural differences and give us hope—even through the coldest of winters."

Before COVID hit, RAM opened six new exhibitions in our galleries and, since the museum has been closed, we’ve opened si...
12/23/2020

Before COVID hit, RAM opened six new exhibitions in our galleries and, since the museum has been closed, we’ve opened six more virtual exhibits, as well as launched our series of Artist Stories reconnecting with artists whose prior exhibitions at RAM moved and inspired us. Even while we mourn the many lost from our community, our support for artists has continued because they remind us that we are never alone. This year, consider donating in honor of an artist or someone you love who appreciated the arts at: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/support/give-donation-today/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=eoy&utm_term=tribute&utm_content=exhibitions

Today's the LAST DAY to order a RAM kickstART kit if you'd like your kit to be gift wrapped and delivered before Christm...
12/22/2020

Today's the LAST DAY to order a RAM kickstART kit if you'd like your kit to be gift wrapped and delivered before Christmas! 🎁

Save time this busy holiday season. Order your kickstART kit now for the creative kid (or grandkid) in your life and we'll gift wrap (paper design varies) AND hand deliver (within reasonable distance) at NO additional charge!

Each RAM kickstART kit has a different theme: Animals, Art Around the World, Oceans of Fun, Desert, and Winter. Inside the kit are five art lessons specifically focused on the chosen theme. All necessary supplies are included!

To order, visit www.riversideartmuseum.org/kickstartkit

As we work with youth in group homes and juvenile centers, we continue our mission to engage at-promise youth by teachin...
12/19/2020

As we work with youth in group homes and juvenile centers, we continue our mission to engage at-promise youth by teaching the fundamentals of art, fostering self-exploration and expression, encouraging collaboration and empathy, and providing a positive pro-social experiences. Earlier this month, teens at Southwest Juvenile Hall learned skills in shading and crosshatching through virtual classes.

Consider a donation to help us continue our mission-driven work: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/support/give-donation-today/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=eoy&utm_term=2021&utm_content=horizons

Today’s the day to show your support for The Cheech! Please sign this petition to move The Cheech Marin Center for Chica...
12/17/2020

Today’s the day to show your support for The Cheech!

Please sign this petition to move The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum one step closer to opening in the fall of 2021: www.change.org/thecheechcenter or click the link in our bio on our profile.

You can also make a public comment in support of The Cheech (Item #9) when it goes to the Budget Engagement Commission today by making an online comment (before 3 p.m.) here: https://riversideca.granicusideas.com/meetings/2897-budget-engagement-commission-virtual-meeting/agenda_items?page=2 or click the link in our bio.

#ArtsMatterRiverside #CreativeEconomy #ArtDrivesRecovery #ILoveRiverside #CityOfRiverside

Don’t miss out on tomorrow’s not-to-be-missed event! Join Cheech Marin and Carlos Santana in conversation for our next E...
12/16/2020

Don’t miss out on tomorrow’s not-to-be-missed event!

Join Cheech Marin and Carlos Santana in conversation for our next En Diálogo Zoom on Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Tickets are $25. All funds raised will benefit The Cheech.

This conversation will be moderated by KCSM 91.1 FM Music Director Jesse "Chuy" Varela.

To register, visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org/endialogo or www.endialogo.unidosfor.org, or click the link in our bio on Instagram.

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This series of conversations is sponsored by: Altura Credit Union, Assemblymember Jose Medina, Eduardo Diaz, Kathy Wright & Dwight Tate, Bank of America, Cal State University San Bernardino Philanthropic Foundation, Unión Estudiantil de la Raza, University of California Riverside Chicano Student Programs, TruEvolution, and Dr. Rock and Latin Rock, Inc.

@unidosfor @riversideartmuseum @cheechmarin @carlossantana @thecheechcenter

#chicanoculture #chicanomusic #carlossantana #cheechmarin #TheCheech #WeAreTheCheech

Riverside businesses, especially in the downtown area, please let us know how The Cheech will impact your business and w...
12/15/2020
The Cheech: Local Business Survey

Riverside businesses, especially in the downtown area, please let us know how The Cheech will impact your business and what The Cheech can do to better support your work.

“Opening The Cheech will create a cross-cultural magnet for art lovers and those looking to connect with their cultural heritage. But there is also a business side to the equation. A world-class art museum draws visitors to our city, potentially from all around the globe. These visitors book hotel rooms, pay bed tax, eat in our local restaurants and frequent our coffee shops and nightspots. The arts are one of the drivers that make Riverside a good place to do business."—Former Mayor of Riverside, Rusty Bailey, from "Cheech Marin comes to Riverside to celebrate his Chicano art museum fundraising milestone" by Ryan Hagen, June 7, 2018

The Cheech will draw visitors from throughout the state and beyond, bringing with them their curiosity, appreciation for arts and culture, and their wallets.

Thank you for your time!

The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum will transform the now vacated downtown library on Mission Inn Avenue into a vibrant exhibition and community-gathering space. Renovations are slated to begin early 2021. Annual attendance is estimated at 200,000 including...

12/15/2020

“Meet me at The Cheech.”—Cheech Marin, May 2017

YOU can help make it happen.

Please sign this petition ask the City Council to move The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum one step closer to opening in the fall of 2021: www.change.org/thecheechcenter or click the link in our bio on Instagram.

You can also make a public comment in support of The Cheech (Item #9) when it goes to the Budget Engagement Commission on December 17 by making an online comment (before 3 p.m.) here: https://riversideca.granicusideas.com/meetings/2897-budget-engagement-commission-virtual-meeting/agenda_items?page=2 or by clicking the link in our bio on Instagram.

#ArtsMatterRiverside #CreativeEconomy #ArtDrivesRecovery #ILoveRiverside #CityOfRiverside

The Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest is designed to inspire creativity in youth, ages 4–15, and help them imagine the fu...
12/15/2020
Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest for Kids 2021 | Free Art Competition!

The Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest is designed to inspire creativity in youth, ages 4–15, and help them imagine the future of mobility. A total of nine U.S. winners will be announced during March 2021: the top three in each of the three age categories (4–7 years old; 8–11 years old; and 12–15 years old). Judging based on three criteria: execution, uniqueness, and artistry of concept.

Each artwork submission consists of a drawing by an eligible youth, accompanied by a completed entry form signed by a parent or legal guardian (multiple submissions accepted, but each drawing must be accompanied by a separate entry form). All artwork submissions are required to be postmarked on a date sometime on or between November 16, 2020, through January 31, 2021.

Click the link for rules, art guidelines, entry forms, and more. Good luck!

Looking for free student art contests? Teachers & parents, encourage children to enter the 2021 Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest for kids. Cash Prizes!

Save time this busy holiday season. Order your kickstART kit now for the creative kid (or grandkid) in your life and we'...
12/15/2020

Save time this busy holiday season. Order your kickstART kit now for the creative kid (or grandkid) in your life and we'll gift wrap (paper design varies) AND hand deliver (within reasonable distance) at NO additional charge!

Each RAM kickstART kit has a different theme: Animals, Art Around the World, Oceans of Fun, Desert, and Winter. Inside the kit are five art lessons specifically focused on the chosen theme. All necessary supplies are included!

To order, visit www.riversideartmuseum.org/kickstartkit

“Opening The Cheech will create a cross-cultural magnet for art lovers and those looking to connect with their cultural ...
12/14/2020

“Opening The Cheech will create a cross-cultural magnet for art lovers and those looking to connect with their cultural heritage. But there is also a business side to the equation. A world-class art museum draws visitors to our city, potentially from all around the globe. These visitors book hotel rooms, pay bed tax, eat in our local restaurants and frequent our coffee shops and nightspots. The arts are one of the drivers that make Riverside a good place to do business."—Former Mayor of Riverside, Rusty Bailey, from "Cheech Marin comes to Riverside to celebrate his Chicano art museum fundraising milestone" by Ryan Hagen, June 7, 2018

The Cheech will draw visitors from throughout the state and beyond, bringing with them their curiosity, appreciation for arts and culture, and their wallets.

Please sign this petition to move The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum one step closer to opening in the fall of 2021: www.change.org/thecheechcenter or click the link in our bio on Instagram.

You can also make a public comment in support of The Cheech (Item #9) when it goes to the Budget Engagement Commission on December 17 by making an online comment (before 3 p.m.) here: https://riversideca.granicusideas.com/meetings/2897-budget-engagement-commission-virtual-meeting/agenda_items?page=2 or by clicking the link in our bio on Instagram.

#ArtsMatterRiverside #CreativeEconomy #ArtDrivesRecovery #ILoveRiverside #CityOfRiverside #TheCheech

Thank you, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for your support and belief in our mission-driven work!
12/14/2020
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Thank you, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for your support and belief in our mission-driven work!

Today we announced the second round of the #ArtMuseumFuturesFund, distributing $3 million in additional emergency support to small #museums across the US as they confront challenges posed by the pandemic: https://bit.ly/34c1uPF

#MellonResponds #COVIDResponse #ArtsandCulture

“I want people to fall in love . . . with the town, fall in love with Chicano art.” —Cheech in  Los Angeles Magazine.  T...
12/12/2020

“I want people to fall in love . . . with the town, fall in love with Chicano art.” —Cheech in Los Angeles Magazine.

The Cheech will draw visitors from all over California. Imagine the synergy: an expanded convention center, an amphitheater, the Mission Inn, the Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties, the Museum of Riverside, the Riverside Municipal Auditorium, the Fox, UCR Arts, the Riverside Art Museum, the future Civil Rights Institute . . . and The Cheech . . . driving visitors directly to our downtown businesses.

Please sign this petition to move The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum one step closer to opening in the fall of 2021: www.change.org/thecheechcenter

You can also make a public comment in support of The Cheech (Item #9) when it goes to the Budget Engagement Commission on December 17 by making an online comment (before 3 p.m.) here: https://riversideca.granicusideas.com/meetings/2897-budget-engagement-commission-virtual-meeting/agenda_items?page=2.

#ArtsMatterRiverside #CreativeEconomy #ArtDrivesRecovery #ILoveRiverside #CityOfRiverside #TheCheech

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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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
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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.
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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