San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is an art museum serving 14 counties located in San Angelo, Texas. The museum features a growing permanent collection and is home to traveling exhibitions. In addition it features a research library, an education wing, a rooftop sculpture collection and community meeting space. In July 1981, members of the community of San Angelo came together with the goal of creating a museum of fine arts and established a non-profit organization for this purpose. After sufficient funds were raised the museum opened in the renovated former Quartermaster Building at historic Fort Concho in San Angelo. The museum opened at Fort Concho in the spring of 1985 and was home to traveling exhibitions from the National Portrait Gallery, the Library of Congress and the Dallas Museum of Art. In 1994 the decision was made to build a new dedicated building for the museum. Over $7.2 was raised for its construction and the new facility opened on the banks of the Concho River in September, 1999. The museum has won many awards including the National Award for Museum Service from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2003. In 2005 museum gained accreditation by the American Association of Museums. The museum now averages approximately 90,000 visitors a year. The permanent collection holds 277 items focusing primarily on Texas artists.

Place Categories: Art MuseumPlace Tags: paintings, Photography, printmaking and sculptures

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