On Tuesday, May 30 at the Riverside Art Museum, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place to unveil the new Julia Morgan tribute wall inside the museum. Our non-profit organization, the HMC Designing Futures Foundation, funded the museum with a $38,000 grant and donated design services to create the tribute wall. Members from the HMC team who contributed design services included Israel Pena, Sunita Ram, MaiHoua Vang, Steve Potter, Beryl Mensonides and Gina Audubon.

The permanent exhibition features new information and imagery, educating visitors about the building’s architecture and history. The wall pays tribute to Julia Morgan’s legacy as the first licensed female architect in the state of California and the first female architect to be awarded the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Gold Medal.

RAM trustees, Executive Director Drew Oberjuerge, HMC CEO Brian Staton, and HMC staff along with members of the Riverside art community joined in celebrating the event.

Over 50,000 visitors visit the museum annually. As a main feature of the museum’s arts education program, the Julia Morgan exhibition will serve to inspire and engage thousands of K-12 students who visit the museum every year.