By PAM HARBAUGH
The Foosaner Art Museum has taken a giant step to stir up more interest in exhibits and to grow Brevard’s base of art lovers. It will offer FREE ADMISSION every day. The new policy begins March 1, 2016.
However, beginning March 1, operating hours will change — the museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday only.
In offering free admission, the Foosaner joins its sister museum, the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. Both the Foosaner and the Funk Center are owned and operated by Florida Tech.
The Foosaner’s new hours were determined after assessing visitor attendance patterns. The museum had been free to members, Florida Tech faculty, staff and students. It also had been free to the public on Thursdays; and more recently, it’s offered free admission every day while undergoing a small gallery renovation.
There will be no change to the Funk Center operating hours, which will remain 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
I do hope you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Getting to know the museum better will expand your horizons, deepen your aesthetic, solidify your own creative pursuits and make you smarter.
The Foosaner’s current exhibit is “CAMINOS TRANSITADOS / PATHS TAKEN: A RETROSPECTIVE OF FRANCISCO “GORDILLO” Arredondo Baba Oñi” which runs through March 13. To read more about the exhibit and to get address, etc., click here.
The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne, in the heart of the Eau Gallie Arts District. Starting Monday, the museum hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum will continue to stay open late on the first Friday of each month as part of its Jazz Friday series, where concerts are held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 321-674-8916 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.