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Oral History Project
“The Voice of Witness: The Importance of Oral Histories.”
The first oral history video has been completed for the FAMoS Oral History project. The project is entitled “The Voice of Witness: The Importance of Oral Histories.”
Each year Sedona and the Verde Valley lose the genius of local artists who pass on. Oral art histories will be completed and archived in the museum to preserve a richness of detail, spontaneous reflections, and a sense of an artists character not available in written records. These videos can be used in the school systems to augment art history and art classes.
Once the museum is completed, they may be used in an educational capacity at the museum. Online sales of the videos may also help to augment funds for the museum.
WE HAVE RECEIVED A SMALL ACF GRANT TO ENABLE ONE VIDEO BUT MORE FUNDS ARE NEEDED TO CONTINUE THIS PROJECT. All donations are tax deductible.
An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations up to $25,000 for the ACF (Arizona Community Fund) FAMoS Building Fund. The ACF has a proven track record of securely investing funds for nonprofits with an average annual return of 7-8%. Donations earmarked for this Fund will be used exclusively for acquisition, building, and maintenance of the art museum.
News and Updates
Speaker Series and Events
Check out our FAMoS Speaker Series and events area
We've been busy these past years putting together our amazing Speaker Series and events. Our incredibly diverse spectrum of art related topics such as Director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Kim Sajet's speech on "How Museums Build Communities through Art and Empathy"; Wendi Norris's "The Art World Demystified"; Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Cambridge Dr. Alyce Mahon's "Dorothea Tanning: From Sedona to Seillans". Be sure to check out all of our past Speaker Series and Events.