Foosaner Art Museum
The heart of an art museum is its permanent collection, held in the public trust and preserving works of art that project artistic and historical significance. Since opening in 1978 the Foosaner Art Museum (originally the Brevard Art Center and Museum) has amassed over 5,000 objects, spanning 2,000 years of creative history. The Foosaner Art Museum’s permanent collection includes works by 20th-century Central Florida artists, Asian ceramics and metalwork, Modern and Contemporary works on paper; specific strengths include the photographs of Florida artist and environmentalist, Clyde Butcher (b. 1942); the Conill Mendoza Collection of American Industrial Design; and the world's largest collection of art the German Impressionist, Ernst Oppler (1897 - 1929).