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Located in the heart of the Eau Gallie Arts District
The Foosaner Art Museum 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 Reopens!
The Foosaner will be reopened to the general public starting June 10th, 2020. As a safety precaution all visitors, volunteers, and staff members will be required to wear a mask while inside the museum and sanitation stations have been placed throughout the facility.
The museum’s operating hours will remain scheduled as normal, Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued support to the Foosaner Art Museum. We hope you are staying healthy and safe during this time, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the galleries soon. In the meantime, we hope to see you online through our digital content!
Carla L. Funk
Executive Director and Chief Curator of University Museums
New Gallery Policies:
1. Anyone entering the premises MUST be wearing a face mask (disposable masks will be provided at all times).
2. The museum may only be filled to 25% capacity at any given time.
3. Visitor registration and contact tracing measures at the front desk will be implemented. This includes obtaining the contact details of visitors and participants (name, phone number, and email address).
4. Guided Tours will not be scheduled until further notice.
5. Staff is responsible for ensuring visitors remain at an adequate physical distance by maintaining a minimum 1-meter distance (six feet) between each visitor and participant. Some ways of achieving this include:
- Encouraging visitors and participants not to visit in large groups.
- Reduce congestion of visitors and participants by asking any large groups to disperse into smaller ones.
- Setting up appropriate cordoning measures, such as limiting the number of visitors and participants allowed into the museum at one time.
For more information regarding Florida Tech’s efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus, please visit the university’s information page which includes an updated FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): https://www.fit.edu/coronavirus/
Current Exhibition: “Animal Nature: Recent Works by Linda Mitchell”
MELBOURNE, FLA. — An exhibition of nearly three dozen mixed-media paintings and installations by Atlanta-based Linda Mitchell will bring a coterie of real and imagined creatures to the walls of Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum starting Aug. 8.
Animal Nature: Recent Works by Linda Mitchell, on view through Oct. 24, offers 35 pieces made with painted and photographic images, fabric, wood, glass and found objects.
Mitchell describes her artworks as “spirit animals.”
“They speak for me, exploring this human life and searching for truth. The world of animals evokes a different kind of emotional landscape with natural and sincere expression,” she said. “The multimedia paintings create intricate, surreal scenes, reflecting life’s complexity – layered with experience, memory, expectations, hopes and dreams.”
Mitchell earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from University of Georgia and two master’s degrees in fine art, in painting and sculpture, from Georgia State University. She has exhibited extensively with solo shows at museums, art centers and galleries throughout the United States.
The exhibition was curated by Carla Funk, Foosaner’s executive director and chief curator. Funk has also curated a companion exhibition which will also be on view in the galleries: Animal Imagery from the Foosaner Collection. Comprised of art works owned by the Foosaner Art Museum, Animal Imagery includes paintings, drawings and sculpture inspired by the animal kingdom.
“I thought this would be a great way to highlight some wonderful pieces from our permanent collection,” Funk said. “Across time and place, cultures have been intrigued by animals. This fascination with animal life is explored at the Foosaner with examples from Pre-Columbian art, Hindu metalwork from South Central Asia and American paintings, drawings and sculpture.”
Foosaner galleries are free and open to the public at 50 percent capacity Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Social distancing and masks are required, and new sanitation measures are being implemented.
Classes and Workshops
All Summer 2020 art courses and camps have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
All Spring 2020 art courses scheduled to begin on the week of March 23, 2019 have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.