The Larry Spring Museum investigates Spring’s spirit of amateur inquiry as a means to open up the collection to new possibilities. We imagine the Museum as a living archive of at-hand art and science resources where diverse citizens engage through collaborative, community-based programs.
Our mission will be met through the following initiatives:
Celebration and fostering of Spring’s DIY “spirit of amateur inquiry” through exhibitions, collaborative community engagement and learning opportunities.
Showcasing the work of local emerging and self-taught artists and makers by providing a platform for them to develop their practice.
Facilitation of the creation of analogue and intuitive modes of knowledge production through workshops and events.
Cultivation of partnerships with local and national cultural institutions with the goal of collectively presenting self-taught art and science.
Presentation of perspectives from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups
Our most significant goals are to help build a more creative downtown Fort Bragg. Here is how we will do it:
The Museum will help build community pride around Fort Bragg’s idiosyncratic history by facilitating meaningful community engagement.
We aim to help youth to integrate curiosity, creativity and environmental justice into everyday life.
We will create a unique destination for artists, makers and other curious beings to explore.