As Dean Emeritus, Jerry L. Draper used to say: “money is nice, but friends are nicer.” Friends who are members bring much more than an annual donation; friends demonstrate that a Museum has a following, that it consistently offers exhibitions and hosts events of importance to its regional constituency. What we really treasure at MoFA is the moral support of a membership. Membership defines our role in the cultural life of the community, and that means everything to us.
The Museum of Fine Arts General Fund allows the Museum to direct your gift to a variety of needs, as determined by Museum programming. These funds may support exhibitions, equipment upgrades, publications, visiting artist lectures, and other areas of need. There are several options available if you would like to support the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum staff will be cheerfully grateful.
Volunteers from the community are welcome. Volunteers most frequently work with the Education Program. Typical volunteer duties include: research, tours, outreach talks to schools and retirement communities; miscellaneous clerical tasks; assistance as needed with preparation for exhibitions.
The Tallahassee International is an annual juried competition organized by Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. The competition is open to all media and is juried by a panel of faculty from within the College of Fine Arts.
Every year for the past twenty-five seasons, the Museum has hosted an event that brings regional artists and crafts persons together with antiques dealers (jewelry, furniture, collectibles) and a selection of fine art prints offered by the Museum (from delicate Japanese woodblock prints to 17th century Dutch landscapes and back again to contemporary American printmakers). The offerings for giving or collecting are diverse, reasonable, and unique.
Check our exhibition schedule for the dates and times of the upcoming Art & Antiques Fair.