Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 - United States





Showing a mix of solo, group, and permanent collection exhibits featuring traditional and contemporary/modern art, the Riverside Art Museum regularly displays the work of some of the best artists in the world, including Robert Williams, Takashi Murakami, Shag, Kathe Kollwitz, James Gurney, Marc Chagall, Millard Sheets, Shepard Fairey, Corita Kent, and Don O’Neill, as well as exhibits highlighting the works of our talented local members and aspiring high school students.

The art museum also offers 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.

Be inspired. Make art. Go home instilled with a lifelong love of the arts.


Badass Women and the Road to the Promised Land
August 10, 2019 - November 10, 2019
This show presents ten odysseys of women who travelled thousands of miles, from all over the world, to arrive in the Promised Land of Southern California, where they were resilient, resourceful, brave, and beautiful—founders of ten generations of family and community. Their journeys are worthy of Homer and the myth of the heroine, and their descendants populate our nation and our state. Featuring stories of Susan Straight’s family—her grandmother who left Switzerland and became head nurse at Kaiser Steel’s first hospital, and her African-American family’s ancestors who fled violence in the South for Los Angeles and Riverside where their descendants anchored black communities—this show also includes: women from Agua Mansa and Morongo, indigenous Cahuilla and Apache; Japanese-American women interned during World War II whose resilience led to political change; women who journeyed north from Mexico to make better lives for their children; and military wives whose lives spanned the globe, until they found home in Southern California.

Featuring original photographs and historic images from renowned artist Douglas McCulloh and stories from bestselling author Susan Straight, the show celebrates the heroic generations who keep the promise some might not remember: Go West, young woman. . . .

Two other major exhibitions TBA. Docents will be available from noon–3:30 p.m.


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