Originally named the Naples Museum of Art and then renamed in 2013 to the Baker Museum, this is the leading arts organisation in Naples and is home to the beloved Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and Artis—Naples, the southwest Florida centre of the arts. Here, you can experience an array of visually stunning art exhibitions and culture. The museum itself is three stories high and spans over 2,800 square meters. The site currently has 15 galleries, which are dedicated to only displaying works from the top artists in the world.
Permanently on display are exhibitions on 3D art and sculpture, American Modernism, and Mexican Art from the 20th century. If that's not enough for you, each month the museum hosts a variety of travelling exhibitions that explore all kinds of different types of art. These exhibitions also offer the opportunity to learn more through lectures and seminars that further discuss in detail the artists behind the works of art hanging in the galleries.
The museum has strict rules concerning the photography of its interior contents, meaning you won’t bump into any spoilers on social media. This rule, in turn, keeps the museum’s experience exclusive to its visitors.
As well as being a museum for the visual arts, the Baker Museum is also dedicated to the performing arts. It has a large concert venue, which showcases a large variety of musical styles ranging from Broadway productions to classical masterworks.
International Film Festival
Once a year, the Baker Museum hosts an International Film Festival. In 2016 NIFF, the Naples International Film Festival merged with the ‘Artis’ company of the museum. After hosting the event for several years, this merging meant the museum could extend its reach to include those interested in cinematography and screenplay. Alongside all the multiple activities and resources offered by the museum, the film festival provides an opportunity for budding young filmmakers to submit and showcase their work.
At its core, the facility is a place for the community, an extremely family-oriented space offering a huge wealth of educational resource for both adults and children. This includes educational programs available to people of all backgrounds and ages and a chance for the museum to give everyone the ability to be creative. The centre has approximately 46,000 students attending various educational programs every year, so what are you waiting for?
Admission and Opening Hours
The museum is closed on Mondays and opens from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Sunday opening hours start at noon and close at 4:00pm as usual.
The museum is always free to members and children under 17 years of age, $5 for students and members of the military, and $10 for adults.
The museum also offers a ticket subscription to its concerts, which entitles you first pick on all the most desirable seats for any upcoming concert season. Single concert tickets and season tickets are all available via the box office or the museum's website.
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, Florida, website, Phone: 800-597-1900
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