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“Small, but Nice”

Foosaner Art Museum
Ranked #20 of 77 things to do in Melbourne
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Owner description: 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.
Melbourne, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Small, but Nice”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

We went there over a year ago for an exhibition of a semi-famous photographer. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition. I grew up in the Washington DC area, where I visited the National Gallery of Arts and other Smithsonian Art Museums. This is charming for Brevard County.

Visited February 2011
2 Thank AJ M
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Jersey City, NJ
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424 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Nice small museum”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

Enjoyed this museum. Small but has some very nice pieces.

Visited January 2011
1 Thank Jaymaxx
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Space Coast/Florida
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Eau Gallie Arts District”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

Usually I wouldnt bring my young children to an art museum but the added EGAD events on the first Friday night of the month sets the stage for art at any age.Nice live music in the ajoining park and street vendors.

1 Thank NancyJaneLawson
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Local Talent Displayed”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

A nice stray away from the beach on your visit, the Brevard Art Museum offer paintings from some of the best local talent the Space Coast has to offer, as well as some notables as well. Before you even get to the door there's art displayed. To top it off the tour guide was very nice and was very knowledgeable.

Visited December 2010
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“My favorite museum in Melbourne”
Reviewed July 6, 2008

Wonderful place to visit. The exhibitions far exceed what you would expect from a very small non-profit museum. Well worth the visit. The staff and volunteers are very pleasant.

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