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Miami University Art Museum

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Phone  +1 513-529-2232
Architect  Walter Netsch
Founded  1978
Address  801 S Patterson Ave, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
Hours  Closed today MondayClosedTuesday10AM–5PMWednesday10AM–5PMThursday10AM–5PMFriday10AM–5PMSaturday12–5PMSundayClosed
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The Miami University Art Museum is a public art museum located on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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Building

Completed in 1978, the museum building was designed by contemporary architect Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in Chicago. Situated on three acres of scenic sculpture park grounds, it houses five galleries of changing exhibitions and a growing permanent collection of approximately 16,000 artworks.

Mission

The Miami University Art Museum in Oxford, Ohio, pursues an active role in the overall cultural life of the southwest Ohio region, recognizing dual goals of public outreach and university cooperation in keeping with the broad scope of a university that emphasizes liberal education. The Art Museum establishes and maintains the highest standards of the museum profession in its policies, procedures and in carrying out its goals in the areas of collections, exhibitions, public education and research.

History

The construction of the Miami University Art Museum was made possible by private contributions to Miami University's Goals for Enrichment capital campaign in the mid-1970s. A major gift for the building came as a bequest from Miami alumnus Fred C. Yager, class of 1914. Walter I. Farmer, class of 1935, and former Art Department faculty member Orpha B. Webster generously donated extensive art collections, instrumental in developing early support for the museum.

Accessibility

All museum entries are at street level. A wheelchair is available on request. Individuals who require other accommodations (e.g., interpreters for the hearing impaired) must contact the university at least 24 hours in advance of the date of their visit in order for Miami University to accommodate their special needs.

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Miami University Art Museum Wikipedia


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