Richmond Art Museum staff had fun digging through the museum’s permanent collection and had some tough decisions to make as they picked what to bring out for a summer display.

The show “From the Vault: A Salon Style Exhibition of RAM Permanent Collection” is open for viewing through July 27.

A total of 224 works have been hung from RAM’s continually growing collection in the Paul and Pat Lingle Gallery and the Patricia Quigg Lakoff Gallery.

It’s a salon-style (floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall) exhibition.

The show is a cross section of works collected over the course of RAM’s 125 years.

“Truly a feast for the eyes, this is an exhibit you don’t want to miss,” museum staff say.

Museumgoers also can view the “John Albert Seaford: Illustrative Architecture” display through July 8. Seaford called Richmond and Boston, Massachusetts, the two most attractive places in America to live, and divided his life between them. The display features more than 20 pieces of his gouache illustrations and oil paintings of Richmond and Boston.

Admission is free to the museum, which is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays on the northern end of Richmond High School at 350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond.

Future exhibits include “Richmond Group: Second Generation” from July 27-Sept. 14 and “This, That and the Other: Works by Ed Thornburg” from Aug. 8-Sept. 28.

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A version of this article appeared in the July 3 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.