Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) houses a collection of post-war period and contemporary art in the areas of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, film, installations and new media.
The museum also houses a collection of art pertaining to the Antelope Valley region. This art was created by artists that lived in, worked in or were inspired to create by the region. Rotating art exhibitions focus on contemporary artists, as well as the art housed within the current collection.
Many of these items will be on permanent display within the museum, while others make up some of the history themed rotating exhibits showcased throughout the year.
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The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery (now known as Lancaster Museum of Art and History or MOAH) was officially dedicated January 18, 1986 at the Sierra Highway location. The Museum's metamorphosis continued as construction began on the new building with a historic groundbreaking on February 23, 2010.
Located on the corner of Lancaster BLVD and Ehrlich Avenue, the new Lancaster Museum of Art and History provides additional space for expanded programs and exhibitions, updated architecture, and a central location on The BLVD. The Museum officially opened on May 5, 2012.
The Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation is the active fundraising arm for MOAH. It identifies and allocates funds based on the strategic plan of MOAH, the Western Hotel Museum (WHM) and the Public Art Program. The Foundation advocates and supports the mission and vision of MOAH and WHM. It develops and recommends a Public Art Program for the City of Lancaster.