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Foosaner Art Museum

1463 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935-6562
+1 321-674-8916
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Star Wars Fans Will Enjoy This Photo Exhibition

My husband and I were visiting family in Melbourne and attended an outdoor art show. The museum was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
EGAD Art Walk Location

Interesting stop if you are downtown for the Friday art walk. Most galleries are open and artists... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Gillian D
Melbourne, FL
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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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1463 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935-6562
+1 321-674-8916
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting family in Melbourne and attended an outdoor art show. The museum was open and free, so we stopped in and found an extraordinary exhibition of astronomical photographs created from the early 19th century to present day. These include: photos...More

Thank VKauf2014
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Interesting stop if you are downtown for the Friday art walk. Most galleries are open and artists are working and available to talk about their art. Food and drink vendors, as well as local restaurants are open too. Free parking and very family friendly. Usually...More

Thank Gillian D
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This small fine arts museum has some lovely exhibits. Shows change here about every ten weeks and it well worth a trip if you are in the area. They have a children's program for art appreciation as a growing art

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This museum now is operated by Florida Institute of Technology. I think it was better as a municipal museum run by art director and board who had more of an understanding of art and of local art tastes.. Admission is free, which is nice. It...More

Thank BirdieTrue
Reviewed 28 May 2017

First of all the building itself is a work of art inside and out. The Pan American Modernism exhibit is well curated with examples from across the americas and Caribbean. The captions accompanying each piece provides information about the artist and how s/he was influenced...More

Thank Dee P
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

A gem of a gallery with top notch works and careful curation. The Pan American Modernism show (May 2017) is vast and the range of artists and dates is excellent. The American artists included were all influenced one way or another by artists from the...More

1  Thank Hugo S
FoosanerArtMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Foosaner Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you so much for this "gem" of a review. We are so happy you enjoyed the exhibition.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great small museum with terrific traveling exhibitions, and also good exhibitions from their own collection. Thoughtful curating, and sensitive presentations. Too much sun? Get inside, and rest you eyes on some beautiful art!

1  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Located in the eau Gallup arts district, this tiny museum had a great exhibit that we were lucky to catch. It may not always have an exhibit the caliber of 'red' but if you're in town, see what's going on. They do a nice job...More

1  Thank Wendy o
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We spent about 1+ hour at this lovely museum associated with the Florida Institute of Technology. The traveling exhibit we saw was very interesting and well done. 4 of us enjoyed learning about a new topic, "cochineal". The exhibits change every 6-10 weeks.

Thank 90fan
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The museum is located in the charming old section of Eau Gallie, which is now part of Melbourne. The "Color Red" exhibit was the reason for my trip and it was nicely displayed in the museum, though the museum itself has outgrown its space and...More

Thank Gaye E
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