The Riverside Art Museum has an interesting history starting with the building where it is located. It was designed by Julia Morgan in 1929 as one of eighteen YWCA she designed across the United States. She was born in San Francisco in 1872 and went on to become one of the leading architects of her generation.
The building in Riverside was a YWCA from 1929 to 1966. It has worked out perfectly as an art museum with Atrium, spacious lobby complete with fire place and two floors for exhibits.
We spent some time in the room displaying works of Sculptor Lois Sloan. Also a gallery showing art works entitled "California Dreaming", a collection of international paintings on loan from the Oceanside Art Museum.
Among the Museum's many activities there are youth and teen art classes and work shops.
The Riverside Art Museum is located at 3425 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside and open Tuesday through Sunday. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, military families free.
For more information call 951 684-7111, on the web at www.riversideartmuseum.org.