Mary Brogan Museum not closing yet
By Bannah Caiioll | Coiiesponuent
Publisheu: Fiiuay, Febiuaiy 1S, 2u1S
The boaiu of uiiectois foi the Naiy Biogan
Nuseum of Ait anu Science met Nonuay to
uiscuss the next step foi the museum's futuie.
The museum has battleu ϐinancial issues that
have kept it fiom being open foi uaily opeia-
Accoiuing to Felicia Nowels, the museum boaiu
piesiuent, the Biogan Nusuem has not maue
plans to close the museum completely.
"In oiuei to even consiuei uissolution, we neeu
to see the plan foi uissolution," Nowels saiu.
"But it uoesn't mean we've voteu to close."
Last yeai, the boaiu closeu uaily opeiations to
begin ieinventing the museum by focusing
moie on its science aspects to appeal to a
This piocess, along with funuiaiseis anu othei
business plans, helpeu the museum with much
of its ϐinancial issuesǤ
"In this past yeai we have gieatly ieuuceu the
uebt," Nowels saiu. "We have taken caie of
moie than a quaitei of a million uollais of
Although nothing is set in stone about
museum's closing, some local iesiuents aie
beginning to consiuei the impact the closing
coulu have on Tallahassee anu its ait commu-
Kyle Nauiey, a Tallahassee iesiuent anu giauu-
ate fiom the Savannah School of Ait anu
Besign, has visiteu the Biogan Nuseum numei-
ous times anu saiu its closing woulu have a
"It woulu be a big loss foi Tallahassee's ait
community," Nauiey saiu. "I feel like a lot
aiounu heie is just staiting to ϐlouiishǡ like
Railioau Squaie with Fiist Fiiuays anu the
suiiounuing uowntown aiea. The museum
coulu be a pait of all of that."
The Biogan Nuseum's close pioximity to
Floiiua A&N anu Floiiua State 0niveisity has
maue it veiy accessible foi piofessois to biing
theii stuuents, especially ait stuuents.
Kiistin Bottaiy, a giauuate of FS0's School of
Ait, saiu the museum was often incoipoiateu
into hei classes.
"The Naiy Biogan Nuseum was an integial
pait of eveiyuay euucation," Bottaiy saiu. "We
weie often assigneu to attenu speciϐic exhibits
to fuithei oui knowleuge of the techniques anu
talents of othei aitists. It was the only place in
Tallahassee to view ait biought in fiom all
aiounu anu helpeu to fuithei oui unueistanu-
ing of ait tiemenuously."