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Fresno Attractions - Fresno Art Museum

Fresno residents are fortunate to live in a city where art is appreciated. Art and culture is alive and well in the city of Fresno. This is evident when you look at the Fresno Art Museum. If you are an art lover in Fresno and haven't checked it out yet, what is keeping you? After reading this article I am sure you will be ready to check it out.

The Fresno Art Museum was founded in 1948 and since then it has grown to become a leader in the promotion of modern and contemporary art. Originally formed by a small group of local artists, it has grown by leaps and bounds. Today the museum houses work from local, national and international artists. One of the most prevalent forms of art in the museum is Mexican and Pre-Columbian art. It does not limit itself to just one category of modern or contemporary art however. The museum contains galleries of a great variety of artists. For example, there is the Robert Brady exhibition which contains several pieces which combine modern art with the simple forms of tribal art. There is also the Deborah Barrett exhibition. This collection of work from a Bay area artist uses a mixed media including ink, pencil, paint and collage. She uses the different media to reveal some insight into the human intellect. Other artists who have had work at the museum include Polly Victor, Amy Kasai and Allison Van Pelt. There is quite a variety so you should have no problem finding art that appeals to you.

To visit the museum go to 2233 N. First Street in Fresno, California. It is recommended that you first call the information line at 559-441-4221 for current hours and other information. I hope you enjoy the Fresno Art Museum.

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