Pensacola Museum of Art

407 South Jefferson Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 - United States





The Pensacola Museum of Art presents engaging cross-disciplinary exhibitions, educational programming, and stewards a growing collection of modern and contemporary art of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. The museum aims to promote the understanding and appreciation of art and ideas to audiences in the Northwest Florida region and beyond. We endeavor to create dialogue between university and community audiences by engendering experiences of joy, discovery, and creativity through diverse perspectives, and the transdisciplinary interactions of art, culture, the humanities, science, and technology.

The Pensacola Museum of Art, housed in the 1906 City Jail, is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Sunday Noon to 4 p.m. Managed by the University of West Florida Historic Trust.


The Pensacola Museum of Art hosts these exhibits on Museum Day 2021. On the first floor, End of Century. Globalization and industrialization prompted a period of immense artistic experimentation and production in the late 19th century. With the opening of trade with Japan in 1853 and the proliferation of International Exhibitions across Europe, artists had unprecedented access to artwork from around the world, exposing them to new subject matters and modes of production. Unencumbered by preconceived stylistic ideals and motivated by recent technological advances, previously underappreciated art forms such as posters and decorative arts gained popularity during this period, flourishing under the banner of a disparate and ephemeral movement called Art Nouveau. In the stairwell gallery, Double Exposure: Photography x Design. Robert Malmberg is an award-winning portraiture, still life, and landscape photographer. The second floor will be closed for installation of The Kingdom of This World, Reimagined .

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