Gulf Coast Museum of Art

Located in Largo, Florida, the Gulf Coast Museum's campus included nine permanent collection and changing exhibition galleries featuring artwork by Florida artists and Southeastern fine crafts, along with sculpture gardens, studio-classrooms, and an auditorium. The Museum was part of a "cultural oasis" with Heritage Village and the Florida Botanical Gardens. The Gulf Coast Museum was a valuable resource to over 75,000 visitors a year, offering a high quality and diverse exhibition schedule of temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as a free film series, art classes, and workshops. It provided Tampa Bay’s only student exhibition gallery, featuring the works of Pinellas County students. The Museum experienced severe financial pressures in 2008 and ultimately closed its doors in January 2009. Its collection was acquired by St. Petersburg College to be exhibited at the Florida International Museum.

Other C3D Reports

Gulf Coast Museum of Art Economic Impact

This document shows the impact in all economic sectors as presented in the online impact model. PDF Here.

Gulf Coast Museum of Art Summary

This report describes the overall economic loss to the community due to the museum's closing. PDF Here.

Measuring the impact of culture using hedonic analysis

Measuring the impact of culture using hedonic analysis. 2010. Stephen Sheppard. PDF Here.

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