711 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
open daily | 10-5
This commemorative exhibition—on view for an unprecedented length of time, throughout all three galleries of the museum—celebrates the centennial of Rockford Art Museum with paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, glass, sculpture and mixed media from the RAM Permanent Collection. Also on view are rare displays of historic archives that tell the impressive story about the making and sustaining of this community gem.
Now comprised of more than 1,700 works of art, the RAM Permanent Collection consists of modern and contemporary American art from the 19th and 20th centuries through today, from American Impressionist paintings to Chicago Imagist works to outsider art in new and mixed media; sculpture; photography; and contemporary glass. Regional art with an emphasis on Illinois artists remains a steadfast focus.
Each focus area is represented in this landmark show, as well as work from the Francis and June Spiezer Collection of Art, Arnold Gilbert Photography Collection, Wiiken Collection of Glass, Hager Collection of Self-Taught African American Art, and more. Curated by Carrie Breitbach, Through the Ages: 100 Years of RAM is on view Aug. 23, 2013–Jan. 26, 2014 in Funderburg, Kuller and Anderson galleries.
Exhibitions and related educational programming presented by Rockford Art Museum are partially supported by a grant from the
Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. All RAM education programs are sponsored in part by Women’s Art Board.
THROUGH THE AGES: 100 YEARS OF RAM
AUG 23, 2013-JAN 26, 2014
FRI, AUG 23 | MEMBERS PREVIEW
6–8 pm | Reception
SAT, AUG 24 | PUBLIC OPENING
10 am–5 pm | FREE Admission
11 am–12 pm | FREE Gallery Walk