Albany Museum of Art
The Albany Museum of Art, located in Albany, in southwest Georgia, has one of the largest collections of African art in the Southeast, including more than 2,200 works. The diverse holdings of the
Founded in 1964 as the outgrowth of the Southwest Georgia Art Association, the museum originally was housed in an empty hosiery mill; in 1969 a small facility was constructed in a local park. In 1983 the current museum opened with an exhibition of work by American impressionists on loan from the Phillips Collection, a renowned modern art museum in Washington, D.C.
As a nonprofit organization, the museum is governed by a twenty-eight-member elected board of directors; volunteer opportunities and special programs are available through membership in the Albany Museum of Art.