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Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3368
+1 951-684-7111
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Small Art Museum With Well Curated Exhibits

This is one of the smallest art museums that I have ever been to, but it's a delightful place to... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Alex Q
Carson, California
Constantly changing interesting exhibits/

I have gone several times to the Riverside Art Museum. The cost is low and the exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Riverside, 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
+1 951-684-7111
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Reviewed 29 November 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
Reviewed 3 October 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

Thank Glassartgirl
Reviewed 21 August 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
Reviewed 12 August 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
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This is a small art museum that would be great for a stroll thru. Big spacious galleries. We saw children sketching in what was obviously a museum led program. Very friendly staff and atmosphere. Parking can be a challenge but on a nice day the...More

Thank Tavishboo
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Small but focused art collection in two story building with a courtyard.Has programs for children. Easy to visit has elevator to see second floor. Buidling has a community history as a barracks, home for women and children and now a museum.

Thank FranChasen
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

In an interesting building designed by Julia Morgan. Currently 3 exhibitions occupy the galleries: Michael Whelan's "imaginative reality", a collection of Chechen Marin's with a mostly urban edge, and Michael Bacon's photos of immigrant farm workers in California. All are very good and visually stimulating....More

Thank marko18745
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Riverside Art Museum offers a fine museum experience in the Inland Empire. They often have fantastic exhibits, great kids programs, and fun events.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I went with my kids during the summer and they loved it. I wish they had something going on, so my kids could get their hands on experience.

Thank chela9992503
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was our first time at the museum. We really enjoyed the exhibits: art by African-American artists, art by Hispanic artists, and my favorite, the exhibit on the history of aviation with amazing paintings. The gift store was small but had some very nice items.

Thank Anaundda E
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