Founded in 1898, the Richmond Art Museum is a fine art museum with a permanent collection of American Impressionists, Taos School, the Hoosier Group and the Richmond School, and other regional artsists.
Richmond, Indiana, has a long art history. Around the turn of the 20th century, artists from the Richmond Group were known throughout the nation for their impressionist landscapes and more. That meant not only a flourishing local art community (which, thanks in large part to Earlham College and more recently Indiana University East, continues to this day) but also strong connections with artists all over the county and opportunities to purchase their works.
RAM’s permanent collection includes such nationally known artists as William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Victor Higgins, and the Overbeck sisters. The Richmond Group itself is well represented, as are works by local and regional artists through all the years since the group put Richmond on the national art map.