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.


Old Broads @ RAM: an epic takeover
September 18, 2021–January 2, 2022

In most human endeavors, experience is a highly valued attribute. Not too many people ask for the “new guy” to perform a car repair and the demand for newly minted neurosurgeons surely does not outstrip supply. In the performing and written arts, the wunderkind who is worthy of an Oscar, Emmy, or Pulitzer is celebrated but recognized as a rarity. In the visual arts, however, this construct is turned on its head. Gallerists are routinely asked the age of the artists whose work they are promoting; in addition, print media abounds with articles lamenting the difficulty female artists face in getting their work shown.

So, in a region where 20-somethings are botoxed and 30-somethings routinely get “a little work done,” whose dominant industry is peddling our youth-obsessed, airbrushed culture to the rest of the world, what is a woman of a certain age to do? “Old Broads” is a collective of 30 female/female-identifying visual artists over the age of 50, working in the greater Los Angeles area. The show seeks to showcase and celebrate artists who bring a lifetime of experience and experiences to their work. Their aim is to promote each other, poke fun at prevalent stereotypes, and have a damned good time doing it.

Thinking of You Today
September 18–October 31, 2021

Each September, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite across the nation to promote suicide prevention awareness. For a second year, RAM is inviting artists to exhibit works that help raise awareness and build a more compassionate community.

Golden Hour: California Photography from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 5–September 26, 2021

In Golden Hour, over 50 artists and one photography collective offer an aesthetic approach to understanding the complexities and histories of California. These images, gathered from the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), have come to define the myths, iconographies, and realities of this unique state. Pairing masters of photography with experimental practitioners in a range of lens-based media that includes photo sculpture, vernacular, and video work, the selection blurs the boundaries of the tropes that formed a California identity. With works ranging from the early 1900s to present day, Golden Hour is neither a didactic history of the state nor an inclusive tale of photographic history, but rather artists’ impressions of the state of being in, and being influenced by, California.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with the Riverside Art Museum; Lancaster Museum of Art and History; Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College; and California State University, Northridge, Art Galleries.

Local Access is a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by LACMA as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.

2021 Members' Exhibition
July 3–September 19, 2021

Celebrating the artists of Inland Southern California who are members of the Riverside Art Museum, RAM's annual Members' Exhibition returns this summer.

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