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The Alexandria Museum of Art is an art gallery and restorative museum located in Central Louisiana. The museum opened to the public in March, 1998 but was founded in 1977. The museum resides in the Historic Rapides Bank Building which was built in 1898 and has been registered as a national building under the National Historic Register.

The Alexandria Museum of Art or AMoA is composed of exhibition areas for temporary galleries and exhibits as well as collection storage and curatorial services. The AMoA stands as an important landmark for the people of Alexandria because it also acts as a centerpiece for the area?s riverfront.

The AMoA is also one of the few art gallery and museum in Louisiana that features a variety of different artworks and exhibits. Aside from this, the museum also features an extensive amount of permanent exhibits from contemporary Louisiana artists. The venue also features the state of Louisiana?s largest collection of North Louisiana Folk Art coupled with the best exhibits on loan from other galleries around the world.

The Alexandria Museum of Art frequently plays hosts to other events aside from art expos and exhibits. The AMoA has been the State?s foremost staging ground for activities such as concerts and musical performances to specialized classes to short film screenings.

The museum also offers different educational programs for children and adults alike. There are also specialized tours around the museum for bigger groups and even special programs for artists. Guests who are staying for summers in Louisiana can also enroll their children in the AMoA?s summer camps complete with different summer activities.

The Alexandria Museum of Art is open from Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. Weekend visitors can also visit the museum on Saturdays from 10 am until 4 in the afternoon. There are no admission charges for guests of the museum of art.
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