Who We Are
The Foosaner Art Museum of Florida Institute of Technology is located along the Indian River in the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD).
We are a gathering place, a catalyst for change, and a center of creativity. The Foosaner collects, displays, and interprets all aspects of the visual arts in ways that relate to the past, the present, and to the future.
The Foosaner Art Museum of Florida Institute of Technology inspires creativity by offering diverse visual arts exhibitions and relevant educational programs, and by preserving and building our permanent collection.
The heart of an art museum is its permanent collection, held in the public trust and preserving works of art that project artistic and historical significance. Since opening in 1978 the Foosaner Art Museum (originally the Brevard Art Center and Museum) has amassed over 5,000 objects, spanning 2,000 years of creative history. The Foosaner Art Museum’s permanent collection includes works by 20th-century Central Florida artists, Asian ceramics and metalwork, Modern and Contemporary works on paper; specific strengths include the photographs of Florida artist and environmentalist, Clyde Butcher (b. 1942); the Conill Mendoza Collection of American Industrial Design; and the world’s largest collection of art the German Impressionist, Ernst Oppler (1897 – 1929).
The creative center of the Foosaner is our Renee Foosaner Education Center, an active studio for fine arts courses of all media. Throughout the year, the Foosaner offers a changing selection of exhibitions and educational programming for children and adults. Our rotating schedule of exhibitions highlights nationally and internationally recognized artists and historical art movements, including a variety of exhibitions created from the permanent collection and changing exhibitions of contemporary Florida artists in the Renee Foosaner Education Center’s Frits Van Eeden Gallery.