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DeLand's museum embarks on journey to wider scope with name change, new space
By Pat Andrews
posted Sep 5, 2013 - 2:29:53pm
DeLand's largest art museum dropped "Florida" from its name and picked up a second location at the DeLand City Commission meeting Sept. 3.
The Museum of Florida Art will now be known as the Museum of Art.
And, city commissioners voted unanimously to transfer to the Museum of Art leases for space on the first and second floors of the Bert Fish Building at 100 N. Woodland Blvd.
The space has been occupied for four years by the Museum for Women Artists, which was facing severe financial difficulties and will close and vacate the building by the end of September.
The name change, museum officials said, signals the DeLand museum's intent to broaden its scope to encompass more diverse art.
At a press briefing the morning after the City Commission meeting, Museum of Art Director and CEO George Bolge also announced that Teri Peaden, co-founder of Nest in Artisan Alley, will be the onsite manager at the museum's new Downtown DeLand location.
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