Riverside Art Museum

A nonprofit organization

613 donors

We love art. It’s our passion and we want to ignite and sustain that passion in you too. Not just by seeing art, but by engaging with it, learning about it, and making it.

We believe the arts are at the heart of the human condition. In other words, ART MATTERS!

We want to integrate art into the lives of the people who come to RAM to view our exhibits, take our classes, and interact with the work and others in unique and creative ways. We want those people to then go back out into the world and be inspired to build a better community.

As a non-profit institution, YOUR support is critical to our mission. Thank you.


Located in the historic Mission Inn district of downtown Riverside, our architecturally significant 1929 building is a former YWCA facility designed by Hearst Castle 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.

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 signings, film screenings, and a Museum Store filled with items you won’t find elsewhere.


As a non-profit institution RAM relies on the generosity of donors like you to support a place where a love of the arts can be sparked and nurtured. Your thoughtful gift will provide children and adults the opportunity to see art and to learn through hands-on experiences.

YOUR support is critical to our mission.

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Organization name

Riverside Art Museum

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Arts & Culture Children & Family