Established in 1975, the Freeport Art Museum (FAM) is housed in a converted brick school built in 1911. The building is owned by the City of Freeport and is leased to FAM. The Museum exhibits art from its large collection as well as regional contemporary artists, and brings traveling exhibitions to the community. FAM supports performing arts and develops art education programming for all ages. The museum serves as a re-granting agency through the Community Arts Access program with the Illinois Arts Council, distributing important funding to a wide variety of arts programs across the area.
The Freeport Art Museum is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that receives no direct tax support. Operating expenses are procured through fundraising events and individual donations. Proceeds generated from the fundraising events contribute to FAM’s mission and ensure the future of the arts and art education in the community.
The mission of the Freeport Art Museum is to promote an understanding of art and culture through our collections, exhibitions, and education.