In response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want you to know that the museum is currently open and taking all appropriate precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease ControlWinnebago County Health Department and the City of Rockford to keep visitors and staff healthy. 

As of March 12, Winnebago County Health Department and Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara have recommended that local businesses and organizations suspend public gatherings of 25 people or more. Because of this, Rockford Art Museum will stay open until further notice, although we are cancelling events, programs and classes for this weekend and the upcoming week

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its 79th Young Artist Show: High School Division with a free public opening and awards ceremony 1–3 p.m., Sunday, March 15. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rockford East/Cherry Valley and Women’s Art Board, the exhibition remains on view through April 11 at RAM, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. 

Tickets are on sale now for brand-new fundraiser ART X, which takes place on Friday, March 13, 7–11 p.m., at Rockford Art Museum, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois.  

Chaired by Bridget Finn, Nancy Kaney and Heather Nielsen, this party features music by Disco Chicken with DJ James Chesney, food by Abreo, cash bar by Prairie Street Brewing Co., plus surprises throughout the night. Bid on extraordinary, one-of-a-kind experiences with artists, musicians, chefs and local celebrities at the live auction!

Tickets are $75 and on sale at rockfordartmuseum.org. Cocktail attire, reservations required. Proceeds benefit Rockford Art Museum exhibitions and programs.

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) presents a free lecture with exhibiting artist Laurie Hogin called “Mad Bunny: A Life in the Woods,” that takes place 6–7 PM on Tuesday, February 18 at RAM, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. This free event is part of the related educational programming for Sonic Disruptions: Buisch + Hogin.

Rockford Art Museum’s 2020 POP-UP RESTAURANT SERIES, which highlights local chefs in the museum galleries, begins February 12 with a Valentine’s Day spin by Prairie Street Brewing Company. Tickets are $75 each and on sale now at rockfordartmuseum.org.

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens new art exhibition Sonic Disruptions: Buisch and Hogin on Friday, February 7, with a free public opening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at RAM, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. The exhibition remains on view through May 25. 

The Rockford Artisan Market at Rockford Art Museum (RAM @ RAM Art Show + Sale) takes place on Saturday, January 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and features more than two dozen artists and artisans with their assemblage art, block printing, ceramics, illustrations, jewelry and accessories, photography, paintings, and more at Rockford Art Museum, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois.

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) will be open holiday hours, 10 AM to 3 PM, on December 24, and closed December 25. Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection is on view through January 26 at RAM with FREE daily admission throughout the exhibition provided by support from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation.

Interim Executive Director Carrie Johnson has been officially named Executive Director/Curator of Rockford Art Museum (RAM).

SideBarImage38.jpg