Pensacola Museum of Art
Welcome to the Pensacola Museum of Art, or PMA for short. This is the only art museum in the city of Pensacola and was first founded in 1954 by a group of women from the American Association of University Women. Today the museum sits as a part of the University of Western Florida Art.
Set in an old city jail, PMA displays 19th and 20th-century art plus tribal artifacts and African pieces. The museum works to 'promote an open and inclusive space of discovery and dialogue rooted in art, ideas, and culture', and does so well through their permanent collection, interpretive programs, exhibits, research, and education outreach.
While here your group can take a docent-led tour through the featured exhibitions, these tours taking place each Tuesday through Friday, 10 am through 3 pm. They last about 45 minutes, and some examples of the types of exhibits you will see during your tour include STEAM 2020, Poppy Garcia, and I Forgot to Laugh: Humor in Contemporary Art (all 2020 exhibits). There are also several different classes and educational program opportunities, such as the popular one-day art class, Art Academy for Autism, and Youth Art Focus program. The classes here at the Pensacola Museum of Art seek to 'encourage an artist's curiosity, experience and explore new materials, and develop their artistic skills'.
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