Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science

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Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science
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Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science is located in Florida
Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science
Location within Florida
Established 1998
Location (former) 350 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida
Coordinates 30°26′20″N 84°16′59″W / 30.43902°N 84.28309°W / 30.43902; -84.28309
Type Art, Science center[1]

The Mary Brogan Museum of Arts and Science, also known as the Brogan Museum, was an art and science museum located at 350 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida.[1] The museum closed in 2013, due to insufficient finances.[2]

The museum itself resulted from the merger of two struggling Tallahassee museums, The Museum of Art/Tallahassee and the Odyssey Science Center. The two former organizations were created independently in 1990 and 1991 respectively. The organizations agreed to share a common building, opening to the public in 1998, and to merge in 2000. The building was constructed on land belonging to The City of Tallahassee and the Museum executed a transfer of its sub-lease to Tallahassee Community College from Leon County Schools in 2003. Presently the building is unoccupied, although there is an attempt to use the bottom floor for a non-profit center, while the upper floors are tangled up in a legal dispute.[3]

The Brogan Museum attempted to stimulate interest in, and understanding of, how visual arts, sciences, mathematics, and technology connect. The museum had two floors of interactive science exhibits and an art gallery displaying a range of works. The Brogan Museum attempted to emphasize the nexus of art and science.

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  1. ^ a b MuseumsUSA. "Mary Brogan Art and Science Museum, Tallahassee, Florida", MuseumsUSA website, 2007. Retrieved on November 18, 2007.
  2. ^ Democrat. "Brogan Museum to close doors by Sept. 1", Tallahassee Democrat website, 2013. Retrieved on May 16, 2014.
  3. ^ Democrat2. "Institute for Nonprofit Innovation aims to move into Brogan Museum", Tallahassee Democrat website, 2014. Retrieved on May 16, 2014.

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