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RAM opens new art exhibition ‘Bold Abstractions’ Oct. 11, free admission through Jan. 26

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens new art exhibition Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection on Friday, October 11, with a gallery walk 5:15–6 p.m., members preview 6–7 p.m., and free public opening 7–8:30 p.m. at RAM, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. The exhibition remains on view through January 26, 2020. Support for Bold Abstractions—including free daily admission to all museum visitors—is provided by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. Bold Abstractions at Rockford Art Museum marks the first time the Thoma’s significant post-war painting collection has been shown at a public institution.

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Rockford Art Museum names interim executive director

Rockford Art Museum Curator Carrie Johnson was recently promoted to Chief Curator and named Interim Executive Director of the museum. 

Johnson has been with RAM for the past 13 years, most recently as Curator, leading the development and innovative implementation of exhibitions while overseeing the care for and management of the RAM Permanent Collection. A Rockford native, she has a deep knowledge of the organization and a passion for supporting and working with artists, having also led our education department prior to becoming Curator. 

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