Rockford Art Museum
In 1913, Rockford Art Museum (RAM) was officially incorporated as the Rockford Art Association. A century later, the organization is consistently named a Partner in Excellence of the Illinois Arts Council.
RAM’s mission is to enrich the quality of life for people of all ages, through visual arts programs, collections, exhibitions and education. From its beginnings as the Rockford Sketch Club in 1887 to its programs today, RAM’s history is closely intertwined with our region’s past, present and future.
Located on the north end of downtown Rockford, RAM encompasses 17,000 square feet of exhibition space across three galleries: Funderburg and Kuller galleries, which typically feature contemporary works by regional and national artists, and Anderson Gallery, which displays a constantly rotating exhibit of works from the museum’s permanent collection. RAM’s collection contains more than 1,900 works of primarily modern and contemporary art, photography, outsider art, contemporary art glass, and regional art with an emphasis on Illinois artists.
Its critically acclaimed Spiezer Collection is considered one of the most significant collections of Chicago art, inside or outside the city.
The RAM Art Annex, located next to the Discovery Center Museum, serves as an arts education space.
Thousands of adults and children visit RAM every year for its rotating exhibitions, regular classes, periodic lectures and artist-in-residence programs. Rockford Art Museum Store provides additional financial support.
The nonprofit public museum is supported by memberships, individual and corporate contributions, and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
RAM is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8, $3 for seniors and students, and free for ages 12 and under.