The Rockford Art Museum Permanent Collection was featured in the story “Large Gifts Reflect and Define Museum’s Identity” by Guy Stephens on WNIJ Northern Public Radio, the Rockford region’s National Public Radio affiliate. 

For the story, Stephens interviewed Aimee Floto, the museum’s executive director, and curator Carrie Johnson—along with donors Laura and John Fraser, whose namesake Fraser Collection was shown in its entirety for the first time at RAM earlier this year.

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About Rockford Art Museum:
Founded in 1913, Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through art collection, exhibitions and education. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Learn more at and follow @rockfordart on social media. To become a member of the museum today, visit