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San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo

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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.HistoryIn 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 Alliance of Museums. The museum now averages approximately 90,000 visitors a year. The permanent collection holds 277 items focusing primarily on Texas artists.
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  • Was curious about the unusual architecture...and mentioned it to a shop owner who told me it was based on a saddle! Well with that in mind it did sort of look like a saddle! Lol. It is a small museum ...  more »
  • Maybe it is because I am here for the ceramics symposium, maybe it is the great art and food at the openings...but I think it is because the shows are so well curated, and the museum itself strives to...  more »
  • Traveled to San Angelo to hear an old friend perform with the West Texas Jazz Orchestra. The venue was the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. WTJO performed a GREAT program of 1940s and 1950s jazz band m...  more »
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  • Such a grand museum in a town this size is unprecedented. In any other city you would pay $20 just for entry but here it is a steal at $5. New exhibits regularly. Outstanding examples of art from the local scene and around the world. Come quickly and often.
  • What was they was interesting. Good entrance price. Did not like woman that worked there following me ever where and butting in on my conversations.
  • Family day is a great way to build bonds among others and within family.
  • Small but filled. Active duty discount.
  • Great staff and building! They have a activities section devoted to getting people interested in art and other things! They often do art walks and theatre here.

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