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Foosaner Art Museum

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Address: 1463 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935-6562
Phone Number: +1 321-674-8916
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Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

The Foosaner Art Museum, located in the Eau Gallie Arts District, was...

The Foosaner Art Museum, located in the Eau Gallie Arts District, was established March 8, 1978 as the Brevard Art Center and Museum, Inc. On July 1, 2011, the Museum merged with the Florida Institute of Technology. A $1 million gift was received from the Foosaner Foundation to benefit the Museum, now officially known as the Foosaner Art Museum. The Museum is a gathering place, a visitor attraction, a landmark, an anchor, a catalyst for change; we exist to educate and to deliver a message that will encourage people to think differently about their relationship to others and the world; a center of creativity, the Museum collects, displays and interprets all aspects of the visual arts, particularly women artists, in ways that relate to the past, to the present, and to the future. The Foosaner Art Museum’s permanent collection is comprised of five categories: Modern and Contemporary Art, The Conill Mendoza Collection of American Industrial Design, Asian Art, Cultural Education Collection and Women Artists.Throughout the year, visitors can experience a changing selection from the Museum’s permanent collection. Lectures, Jazz Fridays and Free Thursdays are just a few events that populate our ongoing calendar. Visit our website, or like us on Facebook to stay informed of our current exhibitions and events.

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A small Gem that is worth a visit

With changing exhibits and helpful docents, this is a lovely SMALL museum that locals frequent and tourists appreciate as well. A small gift shop inside. Plenty of free parking.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
Lynne D
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were a few exhibits going on in December at this museum. One involved quilting, another one pertained to stained glass and then there was part of the permanent collection. I understand the need to keep a museum current with new artists and shows. However, these were not must see exhibits or worthy of your time. Will return, but please... More 

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West Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I've been a member of the Foosaner Art Museum (back to the time when it was still the Brevard Art Museum). There generally isn't much of a permanent collection most of the time. There is usually rotating exhibits. This is a bit refreshing as what you view is constantly changing. There is usually a docent working that can help you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Local museum with lots of character and personality. A free must visit while your in town. John is the best docent ever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This museum is small but has a really nice rotating exhibit. Across the street, is their education building that also has a rotating exhibit of local artist's work. Both are free to the public.

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Titusville, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Tried to find something fun & creative for my middle school student to do. I found a camp for 4 days where you could do 1/2 a day or all day. Enrolled my child in it & on very first day my student was texting- begging to come home early. I met a couple of ladies in the waiting room... More 

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FoosanerArtMuseum, Manager at Foosaner Art Museum, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that your camp experience wasn't what you or your child expected! We appreciate feedback and would like to hear from you in person through the Education Center. Please feel free to contact Sara Russo, Curator of Education, at russos@fit.edu or by calling 321-674-8923. Thank you! More 

Melbourne Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

With changing exhibits and helpful docents, this is a lovely SMALL museum that locals frequent and tourists appreciate as well. A small gift shop inside. Plenty of free parking.

Thank Lynne D
Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a small museum with a calming and peaceful atmosphere. The exhibits are diverse and constantly changing. It has a beautiful walkway with blooming jasmine.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A small but highly reputable museum. Florida Institute of Tech. runs the museum. Free to public W-S ... knowledegable docents available to show you around.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

I toured an exhibition of work by self taught folk artist, Howard Finster, who is quite well known. The docent added much insight to his works was free to dialogue with the patrons. I visit the Foosaner on every visit to Melbourne. Members of North American Reciprical Museums gain free admission. East of all the art galleries is a grand... More 

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FoosanerArtMuseum, Manager at Foosaner Art Museum, responded to this review

Foosaner Art Museum is now FREE admission Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. More 

Satellite Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The musium has wonderful display areas throughout the building and is situated within a quant group of restaurants, independent art galleries and parks. Traveling exhibits from around the world land here at the Foosner, giving us a exposure to a wide variety of photo, canvas, and sculpture works. Thank you Florida Tech for Sponsoring and bringing us this cultural gem.

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