A Museum in Florida, Flush With Cash, May Be Expanding -- posted by Floirda Fine Art Blog

While most Florida museums are struggling, The Backus Gallery and Museum is making plans to expand.  Thanks to strong fiscal management, good community outreach and a new tourism grant the museum is flush with cash.  Museum Director Kathleen Fredrick is to be commended for her work.  Most museums become larger and larger over the years and end up being huge exhibition spaces that need the expensive traveling art shows to fill the space and draw crowds.  While these shows are interesting they do not reflect the needs or aesthetic of the local community.  The Backus Museum has maintained its focus on the community and the community has rewarded the museum with cash support.  I can only hope that the new plans to expand do not make the same mistakes our other museums have made and build so big that the museum no longer serves the town or city in which it was built.  GL

Backus Gallery anticipates expansion » TCPalm.com

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