Rockford Art Museum celebrates major donation to RAM Collection by Lon and Richard Behr, launches community contest to help name sculpture

Rockford Art Museum announced a major donation to the RAM Collection by Lon and Richard Behr on Wednesday, November 1, and launched a contest inviting the public to help name the steel horse sculpture. Montana-based artist Deborah Butterfield made the piece with scrap material from Joseph Behr and Sons in Rockford.
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New RAM exhibition Misfits surveys 1960s biker subculture through film, literature, and photojournalist Danny Lyon’s iconic Bikeriders series; opens Oct. 13 with motorcycle rally

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens new feature exhibition Misfits on Friday, Oct. 13, with a preview reception for museum members from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a free public opening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. – and a motorcycle rally from 8 to 10 p.m. ($5 cover, free for RAM members), with live music, cash bar, and food trucks on site. The exhibition remains on view through Jan. 28 at Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford.

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