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50 Years of Art & Architecture

Gala: Friday, June 2, 2017, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.


Join us on June 2, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., for a ‘60s-themed gala with a HOSTED cocktail bar and hors d’oeuvres that will blast you back to the days of our beloved Museum's move to this Julia Morgan treasure. You’ll also enjoy:

  • Live music and a totally boss DJ
  • Wine, Spirits, and Beer Tasting 
  • Gregory Adamson performance painting
  • A nifty silent auction

We have a few other far-out surprises in store for you, so get decked out in your best Mad Men-inspired cocktail threads and buy your tickets now to join us at the swankiest, most primo event of the year!


From an abandoned dog pound to an architecturally-significant historic building...

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Did you know that the Riverside Art Museum was formerly located in an abandoned dog pound that was leased from the city for $1/year?

That all changed in 1967 when our current Julia Morgan-designed building was purchased from the YWCA and transformed into a center for arts education and exhibitions.

As we look to the next 50 years, your support is critical to RAM’s continued stewardship of the museum’s historic building, its role as a repository for locally created and collected artwork, and its distinction as a place for people of all ages to gather and learn.

As an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit and the region’s most prominent visual arts museum, we rely on you to help us inspire creativity and economic development, engage lifelong learners, and strengthen community by connecting people to place within our diverse region.

We invite you to celebrate 50 Years of Art & Architecture with the Riverside Art Museum by becoming a sponsor and by participating in our 1960s-themed Gala on June 2, 2017. For more information on year-long sponsorship opportunities, contact Valerie Found at vfound@riversideartmuseum.org or 951.684.7111 x 316.  

We're asking the community for stories/memories about the museum and time spent in our historic Julia Morgan-designed building since the art museum purchased the building from the Riverside YWCA in 1967. If you have a story to tell, please email it to Valerie.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:


Elizabeth Parks

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S. Sue & William Johnson

Amy S. Harrison

Francie & Eric Johnson

Linda & Henry Coil 

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James Antoyan | JLA Real Estate Group

Sue & Rich Simonin | Westcoe Realtors Inc.

Connie & Roger Ransom

Kathy Wright & Dwight Tate

Barbara & Jim Robinson

Laura & Matt Merickel

Camille Sanders & Tom Powell

Susan Rothermund & Bob Harris

Adam Guzkowski

Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke | Architects Planners

Michelle Ouellette

Shelley & Bob Kain

Carol Fick

Swenson Corporation

Patsy Herrera-Loya

Jinnefer & Derrick Razo

Powell & Spafford, Inc.

Suzy & Gary Clem

Emmanuelle & Morey Reynolds

Barbara & Stephen Wallace

Cathy & Steve Morford

Maureen Kane

Sarah Smith

Patti & David Funder

Jacqueline & Andrew Hopper

Barbara & Doug Shackelton

Kirsten & Matt Shea

Jane & Joe Barr

Lucile Arntzen

Patricia Lock-Dawson & Scott Dawson

Bradley S. Alewine

National Charity League, Inc. Riverside Ticktockers



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