As of March 14, and following Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Executive Order, Rockford Art Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the following March/April events, programs and classes have been impacted and rescheduled, postponed or cancelled: 

Art X fundraiser (NEW DATE July 17)
Art in Bloom Preview Party (NEW DATE December 2)
Art in Bloom on display (NEW DATES December 3–6)
Fashion in Bloom fundraiser (NEW DATE December 5)

Movie Monday Film Series: ‘NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell’
Family Art Fun Days!

Homeschool Art Classes
Studio Artist Classes
Drawing Workshops

79th Young Artist Show: High School Division opening reception (March 15)
Storytime with Rockford Public Library (March 21)
“Thoughts, Stories, Songs + Screams” Artist Lecture with Derrick Buisch (March 31)
Art Talks: Tom Heflin (April 8)
Spring ArtScene at Rockford Art Museum (April 17–18)
79th Young Artist Show: Youth Division exhibition (April 19–May 10, 2020; nearly 400 K–8 students from 65 public, private and homeschools in Winnebago County participated in 2019. This enduring Rockford tradition is RAM’s largest exhibition every year.)

Even with major fundraisers, art exhibitions, programs and classes being rescheduled, postponed or canceled—we remain committed to helping enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region, now more than ever!

Engage with us on our Facebook page,, where we share everything from behind-the-scenes exhibition info, chats with artists, donors and local art figures. We also have a free mobile app with artist-led gallery walks, curator talks and more: And in the same way that we encourage you to support local restaurants and shops by purchasing gift cards now to use later, consider purchasing a museum membership for you or a friend! Members are the foundation of Rockford Art Museum, and we need you now more than ever: Just want to help with a one-time donation?

Thank you for your support.

Carrie Johnson
Executive Director/Curator
Rockford Art Museum

p.s. Show us what you’re creating at home! Tag us on our Facebook and Instagram pages and you may see yours reposted!