The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) is one of the oldest and most cherished art institutions in the Inland Southern California region.

As our community continues to change since we first opened our doors to our Julia Morgan building over 50 years ago, RAM works to be relevant and accessible to our diverse community. We welcome feedback and work to adapt our programs based on input. Funding from the James Irvine Foundation, the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and local sources helps us build capacity to authentically engage the ever-evolving and diverse residents of our region. We strive to provide meaningful curation and opportunities for creation, participation, and dialogue around great art and inspired happenings relevant to our audiences’ distinct and shared experiences.

When we piloted this project in 2013, we built relationships, embraced new audiences, and learned that there is a large number of people who warmly welcome the opportunity to make art. Half of the individuals we served via the project had never been to the museum, yet highly ranked their Art Make experience. Today, Art Make has evolved to provide exciting place-making art activities at local neighborhood celebrations and events. Read more about the Riverside Art Make here.

Many thanks to those who make this work possible:

James  Irvine Foundation’s New California Art Fund

California  Arts Council’s Creative California Communities Planning Grant and the Artists Activating Communities Grant

National Endowment for the Arts 

Riverside Arts Council