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Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3368
+1 951-684-7111
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Highly Recommended

On a hot summer afternoon, we decided to get out of the house and check out this special museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joan H
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San Bernardino, California
A County Museum - Child Friendly

Admission is just $5, and the museum is small, but the exhibits are colorful and thought... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LAFFSTOP
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Mission Viejo, California
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Mission Statement The Riverside Art Museum strives to integrate art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by presenting thought-provoking exhibits and providing quality art classes that instill a lifelong love of the arts. About the Museum Located in the historic Mission Inn district of downtown Riverside, our architecturally significant 1929 building is a former YWCA facility designed by Hearst Castle and AIA Gold Medal-winning architect Julia Morgan. The building's distinctive architecture as a work of art in its own right brought it to the attention of the Riverside Art Center in the 1960s. Purchased from the YWCA on July 5, 1967, Morgan's building became the proud home of the Riverside Art Museum. The building is now home to artists and art lovers as a place to quietly roam and experience the world of art. Discover a wealth of opportunities to learn and be inspired in our galleries where there's something to pique everyone's interests and to challenge their perceptions of what art is. Showing a mix of solo, group, and permanent collection exhibits featuring traditional and contemporary/modern art, the Riverside Art Museum regularly displays the work of some of the best artists in the world, including Robert Williams, Takashi Murakami, Shag, Kathe Kollwitz, James Gurney, Marc Chagall, Millard Sheets, Shepard Fairey, Corita Kent, and Don O'Neill, as well as exhibits highlighting the works of our talented local members and aspiring high school students. Join us for art classes for the young and young at heart alike that teach art history and technique, free family activities, lectures, book readings and signing, film screenings, and our The Blue Door Museum Store filled with items you won't find elsewhere (Family level members and above receive a 10% discount). Be inspired. Make art. Go home instilled with a lifelong love of the arts.
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3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3368
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a hot summer afternoon, we decided to get out of the house and check out this special museum that we've driven past many times. We weren't disappointed and were pleased with the visual impact of these diverse and colorful exhibits by contemporary Chicano artists....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admission is just $5, and the museum is small, but the exhibits are colorful and thought provoking...the staff clearly enjoys working there and are very helpful. Parking is on the "main drag" and around back They have classes upstairs for children and other studios for...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the museum on a random weekday. Admission was only $5, and the museum is very small, but we were pleasantly surprised with the exhibits. The installations were informative and we both really enjoyed the artwork on display. They had classes...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Some interesting exhibitions that cohere independently, but the graphic identity of this place is all over the map, and it kind of gives the effect that they're making everything up as they go. I'm sure, like most art museums, they struggle with funding, but for...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The RAM has a great curator, and great vernissages. The art is contemporanea. Excellent place to experience beauty.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

My visit was quite enjoyable, and it was helpful for a docent to be available as of 1 PM on a Sunday to add some commentary to the particular exhibit I was viewing. However, for visitors who want to spend a nice chunk of time...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

This is one of the smallest art museums that I have ever been to, but it's a delightful place to look at art if you have an hour to spend in Riverside. There is a parking lot nearby with free parking on the weekends and...More

Thank Alex Q
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

I have gone several times to the Riverside Art Museum. The cost is low and the exhibits are interesting and well put together. The gift shop features art by local artists and has frequently changed merchandise. You can find lovely pieces there. They offer classes...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

I believe this gallery is for more Printing and Wood Block and Photography , I saw no Oils-except in the gift store. Great for all ages , older building

Thank Nadia M
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Wished they had more art displays. Enjoyed the building's architecture, great for picture taking. The lady in the front was very nice. Elevator access was great for my aunt who was in a wheelchair. Peaceful setting. Liked the art table setting for children.

Thank Wonder W
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