Local businessmen, philanthropists, art collectors Dick Behr and Tom Furst share personal experiences in “The Art of Collecting” Aug. 5 at RAM

Presented by Rockford Art Museum, this engaging after-hours program features a rare Q&A session with Dick Behr and Tom Furst, two local businessmen whose passion for art extends beyond their own collections. Whether you’re a beginning, novice or expert collector, this intimate, candid conversation with Behr and Furst—as they generously share their personal collecting experiences—will leave you looking at art in a new way. "The Art of Collecting: A Conversation with Collectors Dick Behr and Tom Furst" takes place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford; free admission, open to public.

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Tickets on sale through July 21 for RAM summer gala Art in the Garden

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) presents Art in the Garden: Joie de Vivre on Saturday, Aug. 1, at La Paloma Gardens in Rockford. Tickets are $175 each, or $1750 for a table of 10; corporate tables available. Reservations required by Tuesday, July 21. Proceeds support RAM exhibitions and education programs throughout the year.

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