Modesto Art Museum

404 Patrick Lane
Modesto, CA 95350


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Modesto Art Museum is to provide quality visual arts experiences and to help people develop their aesthetic understanding so they can enjoy and find meaning in the visual arts.

1. To provide quality visual arts experiences

We organize and host a variety of enjoyable and stimulating events and activities that present visual arts to the people of Modesto. These include exhibitions, performances, readings, tours, and movies in every possible setting including galleries, public and private institutions, businesses, theatres, gardens, parks, streets, schools, churches, libraries, homes, online, and in traveling exhibits. As much as possible we do this with a wide variety of community partners and either free or of low cost.

2. To help people develop their aesthetic understanding so they can enjoy and find meaning in the visual arts

Through workshops, demonstrations, classes, lectures, publications, readings, and symposia we teach people how to experience the visual arts. This includes the abilities to analyze, to critique, to comprehend, to enjoy, to gain insight, to inspire creativity, and to draw meaning from works of art. As part of this process, the museum breaks down the usual distinctions between artists, curators, and viewers inviting everyone to invest in creative interaction and dialogue.

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