Rockford Art Museum (RAM) has extended Sonic Disruptions: Buisch + Hogin through September 27 in response to the current public health crisis. The major art exhibition opened February 7 at RAM, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois.The museum is currently closed, and the original closing date for the exhibition was Memorial Day, May 25.

Sonic Disruptions
features Derrick Buisch and Laurie Hogin who use color, imagery, narrative and symbols to stimulate our senses and challenge our perceptions. Also featured is a custom-designed playlist and reading list of the artists’ favorite music and books, and related educational programming. Buisch is an art professor at the University of Wisconsin while Hogin is Associate Director and Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and both are represented in the Rockford Art Museum Permanent Collection.

“We are thrilled to extend Sonic Disruptions through the end of summer so more people have the opportunity to experience this engaging exhibition. We are grateful to artists Derrick Buisch and Laurie Hogin for their commitment to the museum and this exhibition,” said RAM Executive Director/Curator Carrie Johnson. “None of this would be possible without support from the artists, exhibition sponsors, museum members and our community.

Organized by Carrie Johnson, Sonic Disruptions: Buisch and Hogin is on view February 7 through September 27, 2020. The exhibition and its related programming are supported by grant awards from Smith Charitable Foundation, the Donald V. and Britta A. Peterson Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program, and Rockford Area Arts Council; and partially supported by a Partners in Excellence grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

About Rockford Art Museum: 
Founded in 1913, Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through a permanent art collection, frequent art exhibitions, and lifelong art education. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building a711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Connect with us on Facebook @rockfordartmuseum and Instagram @rockfordart #rockfordartmuseum, and go behind the scenes with us on our free mobile app. Learn more at