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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.
June 5, 2020
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: 94 Florida Artists Featured in 70th Anniversary FLAG Exhibition
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum presents the 70th Anniversary Exhibition of the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) from March 28 to July 25, 2020. This juried exhibition will feature artwork created by 94 different artists from around the state.
FLAG was incorporated as a non-profit organization of professional artists in 1949. Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida.
FLAG members will also gather in Melbourne for their annual symposium and awards banquet, held March 28.
“We are thrilled to host the FLAG exhibition this year at the Foosaner and delighted that they have chosen Melbourne as the site for their 70th Annual Symposium,” said Carla Funk, Executive Director and Chief Curator of University Museums for Florida Tech. “This will be a dynamic exhibition highlighting the diverse talents of Florida’s visual artists.”
This year’s juror is Wendy Earle, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Michigan and her MA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. Wendy was previously the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of the Southwest, and has interned at the Dallas Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museo Larco in Lima, Peru.
FLAG Exhibition (March 28-July 25, 2020) Virtual Tour
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.