Rockford Art Museum Curator Carrie Johnson was recently promoted to Chief Curator and named Interim Executive Director of the museum. 

Johnson has been with RAM for the past 13 years, most recently as Curator, leading 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 our education department prior to becoming Curator. 

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) and Midland States Bank present the 71ST GREENWICH VILLAGE ART FAIR on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, overlooking the scenic Rock River at the Riverfront Museum Park, located at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Held rain or shine, the outdoor festival features 100 juried artists from throughout the country selling original paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, jewelry and more, with kids activities, a marketplace, live music, food, craft beer and specialty drinks. 

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) recently released its new mobile app, now available for free for all Apple and Android users. RAM is a contemporary art museum located in Rockford, Illinois. Exclusive content available on the app includes gallery walks, interactive tours, behind-the-scenes information and more about artwork and current exhibitions.

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) Curator Carrie Johnson is the first featured speaker of the New Genres Art Space (NGAS) Speaker Series, which kicks off Thursday, July 25, 6:30–7:30 PM. NGAS is located on the second floor of Rockford Public Library’s Nordlof Center at 118 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. This series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford provides a platform for cultural producers to share their history, practice, and ideas with the Rockford area community.

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) hosts the latest installment of its popular paint-and-sip series, “Cork + Canvas: Painting with Bob” on Tuesday, July 23, 6–8 PM at RAM, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Participants will create a painting with Bob while enjoying drinks from Prairie Street Brewing Co. during this Ross-inspired event. Cost is $45 per person ($40 for RAM members), which includes art supplies and two drinks. Registration is required at rockfordartmuseum.org/education/adults.

A recent episode of the short film series ‘Our City, Our Story’ features Rockford Art Museum (RAM) Curator Carrie Johnson, who has held the position since 2012—longer than anyone else in the 106-year-old history of the contemporary art museum.

The newest installment of the popular programming series “Coffee with the Curator” takes place 10–11 AM on Friday, July 12, at Rockford Art Museum (RAM), 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Get a behind-the-scenes look into the process of creating the museum’s new exhibition Chance Encounter with RAM Curator Carrie Johnson. Free admission, and free coffee provided by Rockford Roasting Company.

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) will be open 10 AM–5 PM on Thursday, July 4. The museum will return to regular Thursday hours next week (10 AM–7 PM). The current feature exhibition is Chance Encounter: Julie Heffernan and Shelly Mosman (on view June 8–September 29 at RAM). RAM is also a Blue Star Museum this summer, offering active-duty servicemembers and up to five family members free museum admission from Armed Forces Day (May 18) through Labor Day (September 2).  

About 300 people attended the sold-out Fashion in Bloom: Cocktails + Living Couture event on Thursday, June 27, to support Rockford Art Museum (RAM), located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Fashion in Bloom is a major fundraiser for RAM that takes place at the conclusion of the museum’s three-day event Art in Bloom. Sponsors, partners and in-kind donors helped make the second annual Fashion in Bloom an overwhelming success. Proceeds help support Rockford Art Museum exhibitions and related educational programming throughout the year.

Fashion in Bloom: Cocktails + Living Couture, a fundraiser for Rockford Art Museum (RAM) during Art in Bloom, takes place on Thursday, June 27 at RAM, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., fashion show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60/standing or $75/reserved runway seating, and on sale now at rockfordartmuseum.org. Proceeds help support Rockford Art Museum.

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