Located in beautiful Langan Park this is the largest art museum along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Tampa. The 95,000 square foot facility is set with a permanent collection of over 9,000 works of art spanning two centuries of culture. The museum also houses world renowned traveling exhibitions and regional art exhibits to include educational programs and a lecture series. The museum provides a place where people enrich their lives through interaction with the visual arts in thought-provoking and creative ways. For the fundamental purpose of education, the Museum collects, conserves, exhibits, interprets and researches art. It has an educational wing and a state-of-the-art hands-on gallery for adults and children. In addition to the Langan Park facility, the museum operates a downtown gallery on Cathedral Square.