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Susquehanna Art Museum

Kunkel Building
Kunkel Building, November 2010
Susquehanna Art Museum is located in Pennsylvania
Susquehanna Art Museum
Location 301 Market St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1914
Architect Mowbray and Uffinger
Architectural style Chicago, Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82001534[1]
Added to NRHP November 09, 1982

The Susquehanna Art Museum is a public art museum in United States. It is located in historic downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the state's capital.

Contents

  • Museum history 1
  • Structure and contents 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Museum history

The museum was founded in 1989 by local educators, artists, and several non-profit organizations with the goal of establishing a contemporary art museum in Harrisburg. Up until that point, Harrisburg remained one of the only state capital cities in the nation without an art museum.

Structure and contents

The museum was, until recently, located in the heart of Harrisburg's

  • Museum website
  • Doshi Gallery for Contemporary Art

External links

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Stephanie S. Malik (March 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Kunkel Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  3. ^ City of Harrisburg, Visitors Guide
  4. ^ Susquehanna Art Museum move could change Harrisburg neighborhood
  5. ^ Doshi Gallery history

References

The Doshi Center for Contemporary Arts was founded in 1972 by a group of community volunteers. "Doshi" is a Japanese word meaning "brotherhood." Still run by a group of local artists serving in a volunteer capacity, the Doshi maintains its original mission - to highlight new and inventive work by emerging and established artists. In 1997, the Doshi was incorporated into the Susquehanna Art Museum as the Doshi Gallery for Contemporary Art.[5]

Highlights of the Susquehanna Art Museum include the Doshi Gallery for Contemporary Art, which promotes the work of current artists, and the "VanGo!" exhibit, a literal museum on wheels. Today, the complex includes everything from classroom areas to exhibits by such noted artists as Elizabeth Olbert, Sam Reveles, and Kim MacConnel.

The museum is currently in the process of moving to a new location in the Midtown district of Harrisburg, in the former Keystone Trust Building, scheduled to open some time in 2012.[4]

[3].National Register of Historic Places The Kunkel Building is listed on the [2]

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