Rockford Art Museum boasts a diverse yet concise collection, acclaimed modern galleries, museum store, office, studios and classrooms; since 2004 the museum has been a Partner in Excellence of the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Now comprised of more than 2,000 works of art, the RAM Permanent Collection consists of modern and contemporary American art from the 19th and 20th centuries through today, from American Impressionist paintings to Chicago Imagist works to African American Art from the Black South. Regional art with an emphasis on Illinois artists remains a steadfast focus.
The mission of Rockford Art Museum is to foster creativity and build community through visual arts.
Carrie Johnson was named Executive Director in 2019 after being Curator since 2012. As Curator she lead the development and innovative implementation of exhibitions while overseeing the care for and management of the RAM Permanent Collection. A Rockford native, she has a deep knowledge of the organization and a passion for supporting and working with artists, having also led the education department prior to becoming Curator—a position she has held longer than anyone else in the 106-year-old history of the contemporary art museum.
Executive Director/Chief Curator
Operations Manager + Design
Collections Curator + Chief Preparator
Daniel G. Saavedra
Support Group Representatives
Greenwich Village Art Fair—Keri + Doug Benhoff
Women’s Art Board—Anne Boccignone
As a museum, we are unable to offer appraisals or value art work; however, the following are a few resources to help:
Leslie Hindman Auctions, Chicago—(312) 280-1212 or hindmanauctions.com
American Society of Appraisers, Chicago—chicagoasa.com