Through The Ages: 100 Years of RAM
Aug 23, 2013-Jan 26, 2014
Sponsored by Joseph Behr & Sons Inc, The Funderburg Foundation, Dean Alan Olson Foundation, Rockford Area Arts Council, and Rockford Park District
From its beginnings as the Rockford Sketch Club in 1887, to official organization as the Rockford Art Association in 1913, RAM boasts a rich history that reflects the past, present and future of the Rockford region. Through the Ages celebrates a century of Rockford Art Museum through a stunning survey of paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, photography, glass and more from the RAM Permanent Collection, on view in all three galleries of the museum. Curated by Carrie Breitbach, this unprecedented five-month exhibition includes rare displays of historic archives that tell the story about the making and sustaining of this community gem.
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ORDER OUR CENTENNIAL EDITION BOOK TODAY!
RAM 100: Rockford Art Museum Centennial, 1913-2013
documents the history of our museum and the Permanent Collection.
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Centennial Lecture Series
THURSDAY | 7 PM, FREE
RAM 100: 1913-2013
CARRIE BREITBACH & SARAH BURSLEY McNAMARA | OCT 3
Get an intimate look behind the scenes of researching and writing RAM 100, the commemorative centennial edition book on the history of the museum and its collection.
GRASS ROOTS: LOCAL ARTISTS IN THE RAM PERMANENT COLLECTION
DOC SLAFKOSKY & CHERRI RITTENHOUSE | NOV 7
Tour Through the Ages with Doc and Cherri for an insider's perspective on how local artists got their start and how the city shaped their careers.
OUR TOWN: ROCKFORD ENTERS THE 20TH CENTURY
JOHN MOLYNEAUX | DEC 12
Explore the social, political and economic issues in Rockford at the turn of the 20th century and see how Rockford evolves from a small town into a thriving industrial city.
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