1. What exactly is the Marshant Museum of Art and History?
Marshant Museum of Art and History was founded in 1925.
It is a not-for- profit corporation located in Universal City, a large metropolitan area in the western US.
Originally chartered as the Fannel County Museum of Fine Arts and funded by an annual appropriation from Fannel County.
In 2000, the name was changed to the Jonathon A. Marshant Museum of Art and History to recognize the museum’s major benefactor, Jonathon A. Marshant.
Provided the museum with a sizable endowment of $25 million given to the museum upon his death.
In 1997, MMAH received $28 million county bond election, which led to the construction of a new and expanded facility in the central business district of Universal City, the county seat of Fannel County.
The new building is located six blocks from the previous site and has extensive parking space and access through public transportation.
The museum has over 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection.
The MMAH collection includes pre-Columbian, African, and Depression-era art, European, and American decorative arts as well.
MMAH collection is open for viewing from Monday to Saturday (10am-6pm) and Thursday evening until 8pm. Sunday hours are from 12pm until 6pm.
There is no charge for viewing the permanent collection.
However, a modest fee of $3-$5 is charged for special exhibitions.
MMAH is also available for private showings and often used for corporate, foundations, and various fund-raising events during weekday and weekend evenings.
The museum is organized by 3 departments
(1) Collections and Exhibition
(2) Development and Community Affairs
(3) Finance and Administration.
Marshant has a staff of 185 employees. In addition, 475 volunteers work at the museum in a variety of capacities.
MMAH has two distinct memberships:
These two memberships are further divided into categories based on dollar contribution and...