March 30, 2000
The Mobile Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums on the Gulf Coast, broke ground for a new facility designed to incorporate the existing museum buildings. Founded in 1963 by the Mobile Art Association and located in Langan Park, the museum is home to more than 10,000 works of American, European, African, and Asian art. The new facility tripled the size of the museum to 95,000 square feet at a cost of $15.5 million. In addition to new storage and exhibition space, the museum also added a theater, an auditorium, a library, and interpretive and interactive studios.