This holiday season Rockford Art Museum kicks off its Donation Drive starting on #GivingTuesday, November 27. Your donations will provide supplies for weekly educational programming and museum activities, and will assist us in providing classes to schools that do not usually have access to these programs. Now through the end of December supplies can be donated at the Nordlof Center, RPL’s Hart Interim Library, Rockford Roasting Company, Wired Cafe, Katie’s Cup, Prairie Street Brewing Company and Rockford Art Museum.

Rockford Art Museum presents several new programs this holiday season, including the Art of Yoga, a new monthly programming series that kicks off Tuesday, Nov. 27.  

The Rockford Art Museum Collection is featured in a new long-term exhibition, Tiger, Calf, Bird, at the University Club of Chicago in downtown Chicago. 

Local fashion boutique b jones hosts a one-day shopping event on Friday, Nov. 16, to benefit Rockford Art Museum (RAM). Fifteen percent of all sales made from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be donated to the museum to help support RAM programs. The boutique is located at Edgebrook Shops, 1655 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford. For more details about the event contact b jones at (815) 397-8135 or go to bjonesstyle.net. 

Rockford Art Museum presents its 14th annual art college fair, Portfolio Day, on Monday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with admissions representatives from colleges and universities on site to meet with students. Free admission, free portfolio reviews for students; no registration required.

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) hosts an outdoor workshop and walking tour of downtown Rockford with Estonian street photographer Terttu Uibopuu from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27.  

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens new art exhibition Dwellings on Friday, October 12, with a preview reception for museum members and exhibiting artists from 5 to 7:30 p.m. that includes a gallery walk with the artists, followed by a free public opening until 8:30 p.m. at RAM, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Sponsored in part by Larson & Darby and Women's Art Board, the exhibition remains on view through January 27, 2019. 

Two photography exhibits are on view at Rockford Art Museum (RAM) during Rockford Area Arts Council’s Fall ArtScene. RAM extends its regular hours until 9 p.m. and offers free admission Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 for the 31st annual event. 

Aimee Floto was recently named executive director of Rockford Art Museum.  

“Aimee has a strong record of successfully leading teams through big-budget projects that we believe position her well for leading Rockford Art Museum,” RAM Board President David Boccignone said.  

The 2018 Women’s Art Board Luncheon features a one-woman performance by book reviewer Jenny Riddle who will bring to life characters from J. Randy Taraborrelli’s book Jackie, Janet and Lee. This popular fundraiser includes a silent auction, raffle, books and pop-up gift shop with items from the Rockford Art Museum Store. Doors and auction open at 11 am, luncheon and program begin at 12 pm. Limited seating, reservations required by Oct. 10. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 per table of 10. For tickets or more information call Rockford Art Museum at (815) 968-2787. 

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