Gulf Coast Museum of Art
|Art museums||Gulf Coast Museum of Art|
|Country||the United States|
|Location||12211 Walsingham Road
|About the Museum||The Gulf Coast Museum of Art began in the 1930s as the “Art Section” of the Clearwater Women’s Club in Clearwater, Florida. It later became an independent organization known as the Clearwater Art Club. In January of 1936, the organization formally incorporated as the Clearwater Museum Association. Consequently, the Museum is one of the oldest cultural institutions in the state of Florida.
As a visual arts institution, the Gulf Coast Museum of Art is committed to collecting, interpreting, preserving, and exhibiting fine art. The Museum collecting focus is contemporary Florida art from 1960 forward and American fine crafts, primarily from the 12 Southeastern United States. Additionally the Museum holds a small collection of late 19th and 20th century work. The Museum’s diverse and ever-changing exhibition schedule presents some of the most innovative art created by Florida artists and Southeastern craftsmen, as well as important exhibitions of major 20th/21st century American artists
|Museum Collections||Gulf Coast Museum of Art (GCMA), located in Pinewood Cultural Park, features permanent and changing exhibitions of contemporary art created by Florida artists from 1960 forward and fine contemporary craft media objects from the Southeastern U.S. Educational programs that supplement the exhibitions include lectures, programs, films, festivals, tours and more. GCMA also offers classes and workshops for children and adults in ceramics, metalsmithing, painting, sculpture, photography and drawing.|