Erie Art Museum - Erie-Pennsylvania - U.S.A.

The mission of the Erie Art Museum is to maintain an institution of excellence dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the visual arts by
        • developing and maintaining a quality art collection,
        • encouraging art in all its forms,
        • fostering lifelong art learning, and
        • building community among artists, art students and the public.



MOA - Englewood - Colorado - U.S.A.

MOA is a forerunner in the placement of site-specific sculpture in Colorado. Our art collection is located within various public locations throughout the Denver metro area. From commercial office parks to botanic gardens, city parks and traditional sculpture gardens; art is placed to interpret space as “a museum without walls.” Foremost, MOA believes in ‘making art a part of everyday life.



Elmhurst Art Museum - Elmhurst - Illinois - U.S.A.

Elmhurst Art Museum was a dream conceived and realized by a visionary, generous and tenacious group of artists, art lovers and community members. Founder Eleanor King Hookham (1909-2003), a painter and educator who moved to Elmhurst with her husband Robert E. Hookham in 1946, kept the dream alive for five decades and welcomed visitors at the grand opening of the Elmhurst Art Museum building in 1997.

Elmhurst Art Museum was officially formed in 1981 when it opened in one room at Eldridge School, a property then used as a community center run by the Elmhurst Park District. Exhibiting and collecting works of primarily local artists, the small organization grew to a two-room space at Wagner Community Center. Setting their sights on the construction of a new building in the beautiful and centrally located Wilder Park, the museum created the Elmhurst Fine Arts and Civic Center Foundation to be its fundraising arm. Generous donations, countless volunteer hours, real estate purchases and sales, benefit galas and creative fundraising events, allowed the foundation to secure a footprint within Elmhurst Park District’s Wilder Park and hire architects to design an art museum in the midst of Elmhurst.

In 1992, the Foundation learned of a rare opportunity—Elmhurst’s famous “glass house,” designed by renowned modern architect Mies van der Rohe in 1952 and one of only three existing houses he designed in the United States, became available for purchase. Former Mayor of Elmhurst, Raymond Fick and his wife Mary Ann, lived for nearly thirty years in what is now called the McCormick House, after its original owner Robert Hall McCormick, Jr. and were delighted that this architectural landmark would be preserved and repurposed by the museum. Two years later, the house was moved from its original location at 299 Prospect to Wilder Park, to become part of the Elmhurst Art Museum. The EAM Board selected the Chicago-based architectural firm DeStefano + Partners to design a new building that incorporated the house.

Elmhurst Art Museum opened to the public in 1997 with more than 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, an art collection, an Education Center and Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House.  A vibrant center for the visual arts for nearly 20 years, EAM serves people of all ages, offering exhibitions, educational programs, studio classes and an architectural landmark.  EAM provides residents of Elmhurst and other surrounding DuPage County suburbs with opportunities to see art, create art and deepen their knowledge of art, architecture and design right in their own backyard. With year-round classes, workshops, summer camps, community events, public programs and rotating exhibitions, EAM is committed to providing arts education and appreciation to children and adults. EAM supports exceptional artists from this region and beyond with exhibition and commission opportunities and develops programming around the McCormick House to explore modernism and its impact on art and society.



International Museum of Art - El Paso - Texas - U.S.A.

The history of the International Museum of Art begins in 1925, when Kate Moore Brown, president of the Women’s Department of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, purchased display cases for a collection of items (books, pottery, tapestries, etc.) which had been donated to the city of El Paso under the condition that they be displayed to the public. Mrs. Brown and her colleagues continued to grow a collection of various objects and were even granted an official charter as a museum in 1930, but they had no place to house their collections.

This all changed when Mrs. Iva Turney deeded her home to the city of El Paso in 1940. The city subsequently leased the building to the group of museum aficionados, who called themselves the El Paso International Museum, for $1.00 per year. Sensing a need not only for a museum, but a center for women’s contributions to the war effort, the International Museum shared its space with Bundles for Britain, an organization which sewed clothing for Allied soldiers and raised money for the war effort. After the United States’ entry into WWII, the group changed its name to Bundles for America. The group occupied the first floor of the Turney home from 1941-1945, while the International Museum began to set up upstairs.
The International Museum officially opened to the public in 1947, but at this time, the Museum had no specific scope. Collections varied from mineral samples to clothing and pottery. This all changed when Mayor Raymond Telles, Museum President Dan Ponder, and Contractor R.E. McKee learned that Samuel Kress was considering El Paso as a recipient of his multi-million dollar Kress Collection of fine art.

In order to secure this valuable collection, the El Paso International Museum, a private organization, became the El Paso Museum of Art, a public museum. To provide room for the Kress Collection, the city remodeled the Turney home and added two large wings in 1960. The Kress Collection was hung in May 1961.
The El Paso Museum of Art continued in the Turney home until 1998 when the Museum moved into its current location in the remodeled Greyhound building downtown. The city’s original plan was to turn the Turney mansion into administrative offices.



Academy Art Museum - Easton - Maryland - U.S.A.

The mission of the Academy Art Museum is to provide the knowledge, practice, and appreciation of the arts and to enhance cultural life on the Eastern Shore by making available to everyone the Museum’s expanding collection, exhibitions, and broad spectrum of arts programs.



Islip Art Museum - East Islip, New York - U.S.A.

The Islip Art Museum is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island. The New York Times has called the Museum the "best facility of its kind outside Manhattan." An ambitious exhibition program features contemporary art by national and international artists, as well as emerging artists from local communities.

The Museum presents five exhibitions a year in the galleries of the Brookwood Hall mansion, a landmark estate on Long Island's south shore. Exhibitions are organized to reflect issues and concerns in the current art world.

The Museum also present lectures, fine art classes for adults and children, and workshops and tours for all age groups. The Museum Store features one-of-kind craft items, art work, gifts and unusual stationery and fine jewelry.

Through its unique Open Call program, the Museum invites all artists to submit a work for an independent curator to consider for inclusion in an annual theme show. This once-a-year event is a showcase for new talent in the tri-state area.

The Museum maintains a growing Permanent Collection of works by leading contemporary artists, focusing on those with ties to Long Island. Changing exhibits are presented in the Permanent Collection Gallery.



Nasher Museum - Durham-North Carolina - U.S.A.

The Nasher Museum is celebrating its first decade as a major center for the arts on Duke University’s campus and in the surrounding Research Triangle area. The museum organizes and presents leading-edge exhibitions that travel to institutions worldwide, most recently Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist (2014), Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey (2013), The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918 (2010) and Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool (2008). The traveling exhibition El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III was named one of Time magazine’s top 10 shows of 2008. The strengths of the museum’s permanent collection are Medieval art, art of the Americas (largely pre-Columbian), Classical Antiquities and modern and contemporary art.
The museum’s contemporary collection features a growing list of artists, including Barkley L. Hendricks, Christian Marclay, Wangechi Mutu, Ai Weiwei, Fred Wilson and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Nearly 1 million people have visited the museum since it opened in 2005.


Tweed Museum of Art - Duluth-Minnesota - U.S.A.

Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth, functions as an art collecting and teaching institution that promotes learning through collection stewardship, research, and by presentations in the visual arts for the engagement program of the University and surrounding communities.

With a permanent collection of over 9,000 art objects representing a range of cultures and periods of art history, the Tweed Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth is a major cultural and educational resource for the Upper Midwest.
In the 1920s and early 1930s, George P. Tweed and his wife Alice began collecting 19th and early 20th century European and American painting, including examples of the French Barbizon School and Impressionist influenced American Landscape painting. After the death of Mr. Tweed in 1946, Mrs. Tweed saw the potential of the Tweed Collection as an educational resource for the community and the University. She generously developed the funding for the present building which was dedicated in 1958.


James A. Michener Art Museum - Doylestown-pennsylvania - U.S.A.

The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American Art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences. We also seek to educate our community about nationally and internationally known Bucks County artists of all creative disciplines.



Biggs Museum of American Art - Dover-Delaware - U.S.A.

The Biggs Museum of American Art, a private non-profit museum in Dover, Delaware, preserves, cultivates and exhibits the artworks and ideas contained in its collection. As established by its Founder, Sewell C. Biggs, the Museum fosters an understanding and appreciation of the fine and decorative arts of Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic Region and the Nation from 1700 to the present. This community resource engages visitors through creative public programming and connects audiences of different backgrounds with dynamic channels of communication.



Museum of the Americas - Doral- Florida - U.S.A.

The MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS (MoA) is one of the few art institutions in Florida to foster and promote both established and emerging contemporary artists of every origin. Located in the City of Doral (Miami-Dade County area), MoA serves as an important resource for artists, educators and the public. MoA provides a comprehensive exhibitions program of group and solo shows in different venues, as well as, Museum on Location a traveling exhibitions program held at international venues. Artists are provided with career counseling and referrals, while MoA serves as a place of first resort for arts professionals seeking information on the myriad array of fine artists in Miami-Dade.

Through its diverse menu of programs and activities, the Museum provides an invaluable service to the artists in the region. Selections from MoA's exhibitions have been shown in satellite locations, in local, national, and international venues. The Museum has been invited to participate in prestigious programs organized by other institutions.



Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit-Michigan - U.S.A.

The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Founded in 1885, the museum was originally located on Jefferson Avenue, but, due to its rapidly expanding collection, moved to a larger site on Woodward Avenue in 1927. The new Beaux-Arts building, designed by Paul Cret, was immediately referred to as the "temple of art." Two wings were added in the 1960s and 1970s, and a major renovation and expansion that began in 1999 was completed in 2007.

The museum covers 658,000 square feet that includes more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory.

The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century.



Charles H. Wright Museum - Detroit-Michigan - U.S.A.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. Our mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. Our vision is of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American history inspire everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance and unity!

The Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials and is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, Coleman A. Young Collection and the Sheffield Collection, a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit.



Des Moines Art Center -Des Moines- Iowa - U.S.A.

The not-for-profit Des Moines Art Center engages diverse local and international audiences with the art of today through its museum and school, adding to the cultural record through collections and programs.



Museum of Comtemporary Art Denver - Denver-Colorado - U.S.A.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.
MCA Denver was founded in 1996, when philanthropist Sue Cannon and a group of volunteers created the first dedicated home for contemporary art in the city of Denver. For seven years, MCA Denver occupied a renovated fish market in Sakura Square in lower downtown Denver.
In 2003, Mark Falcone and Ellen Bruss, members of MCA Denver’s Board of Trustees, donated a gift of land in Denver’s Central Platte Valley in order to realize the organization’s goal of building a permanent home for contemporary art in Denver.
In October 2007, under the directorship of Cydney Payton, MCA Denver opened its new, 27,000-square foot, environmentally sustainable facility in lower downtown Denver designed by acclaimed architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates (UK). The building, Adjaye's first museum commission, was designed to minimize boundaries between the exterior spaces of the city and the interior galleries of the museum. Hidden skylights fill the interior spaces with natural light. Windows look out on the streets of the central Platte Valley. The building has five galleries on two floors as well as dedicated education spaces, a shop, library and rooftop cafe.
In March 2009, Adam Lerner was appointed as the new director of MCA Denver. Upon Lerner’s move from his former position at The Lab at Belmar to MCA Denver, the Boards of Trustees agreed to merge the two institutions.
MCA Denver is an innovative forum for contemporary art that inspires and challenges all audiences, creating understanding and dialog about the art of our time.


Denver Art Museum - Denver-Colorado - U.S.A.

The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.

The mission of the Denver Art Museum is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.



Museum of Art - Deland-Florida - U.S.A.

The Museum of Art – DeLand is a vital and interactive non-profit community visual arts museum dedicated to the collecting, preservation, study, display and educational use of the fine arts. In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum is host to several new exhibits, gallery talks and receptions, educational programming, master artist workshops and special events throughout the year.



The Dayton Art Institute - Dayton-Ohio - U.S.A.

The Dayton Art Institute is committed to enriching lives and serving the community by creating meaningful experiences with art

Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout the world, the museum is renowned for education programming that includes an array of offerings for diverse audiences.

The Dayton Art Institute sits atop a hill on the edge of the Great Miami River overlooking downtown Dayton. The museum’s founding patrons included prominent community leaders such as Orville Wright and the Pattersons of NCR. The museum’s landmark building, designed by prominent museum architect Edward B. Green of Buffalo and completed in 1930, was modeled after the Villa d’Este near Rome and the Villa Farnese at Caprarola in Italy, both examples of sixteenth century Italian Renaissance architecture. Today, The Dayton Art Institute's architecturally and historically significant facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Over the past several years, the museum’s collection has grown significantly through generous gifts of artwork by local donors, including important Oceanic art, Asian art, and American fine and decorative art collections. The collection spans 5,000 years of art history.

The Dayton Art Institute also hosts concerts, family and youth programs, classes, social events and more.



Dallas Museum of Art - Dallas-Texas - U.S.A.

The Dallas Museum of Art is both a responsible steward of cultural heritage and a trusted advocate for the essential place of art in the lives of people locally and around the globe. The DMA is transparent, ethical, and takes informed risks. It promotes research, dialogue, and public participation, helping to reveal the insights of artists from every continent over the last 5,000 years.


Behringer-Crawford Museum - Covington-Kentucky - U.S.A.

The regional history of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio Valley must be preserved for the benefit of present & future generations. Therefore, the Behringer-Crawford Museum is a center for the collection, presentation, study and enjoyment of our natural, cultural, and visual and performing arts heritage.



Lowe Art Museum - Coral Gables-Florida - U.S.A.

From its origins in three classrooms in 1950, the history of the Lowe Art Museum reflects an unswerving commitment to fulfill its mission to serve the University of Miami as a teaching resource, and the residents of and visitors to greater Miami as its major general art museum.

The Lowe's success in fulfilling its mission is confirmed by an extraordinary and ongoing outpouring of support for the museum and its collections. With the gift in 1950 by philanthropists Joe and Emily Lowe, a free-standing museum facility opened to the public in 1952, the first art museum in South Florida. Its 17,500–object collection is one of the most important in the southeast, with strengths in Renaissance and Baroque, American, Ancient and Native American, and Asian art.

The development of its highly regarded collection is traced through sustained support from Miami and winter resident patrons who, from its beginning, have supported the Lowe with major gifts of art and funding. A 1956 donation by Alfred I. Barton brought one of the country's finest collections of Native American art.
In 1954, the Lowe was designated the only Florida recipient in a national distribution of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation collection, and, in 1961, constructed a 2,100 square foot gallery to house the 41 Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures that are the backbone of its Western collection. The Americas Collection includes 2,000 works surveying art in the Americas during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Lowe's Ancient American collection was begun in 1958 but achieved international stature with the gift of 531 works by Robert M. Bischoff in 1984. The Lowe's important Asian collection was built over twenty years with superb Chinese, Korean and Japanese ceramics, painting and sculpture, donated by Stephen Junkunc III, a Chicago native and Miami winter resident.
The Lowe achieved AAM accreditation in 1972, the first university art museum in Florida to do so, and was reaccredited in 1987 and 2000. Also in 1987, the Lowe was designated a “Major Cultural Institution” by the State of Florida. In 1990, the Lowe was elected to AAMD, one of only three Florida university art museums awarded this honor. The Lowe is also a member of the Miami Art Museums Alliance, which aims to ensure that public museums are  part of the life of all Miami-Dade residents and visitors and contributes to the community's success.