Grants Pass Museum of Art

229 SouthWest G Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526


History :
Established in 1979 as a non-profit art museum renamed The Grants Pass Museum of Art.

At the time of establishment, The Grants Pass Museum of Art was one of four art museums in the state of Oregon.

The Article of Incorporation and original Bylaws of the Corporation were created.

The newly founded GPMA was relocated to the center of Riverside Park, where it remained for 20 years.

It originally was used as the Grant Pass Parks & Recreation maintenence building. With the physical and monetary help of more than 100 people from Grants Pass, the entire interior was remodeled into a two gallery museum.

The original Board of Directors consisted of 5 Grants Pass Artists.

A permanent art collection was assembled by the founders to which new additions are added by the direction of the Board of Directors

The two story, 8000 sq.foot “G” St. building houses the 4000 sq. foot Grants Pass Museum of Art upstairs, while the 4000 sq foot area below is leased to an Art Gallery and a business.

The “G” Street building is currently on the Historical Registry

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