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FAU / Cartoon Museum

I recently read that some years ago, FAU was in consideration for taking over the under-achieving International Museum of Cartoon Art in Mizner but for some reason that fell through. Anyone know the full story?

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All the years in Boca, and even being a fine arts major, never went in that place.... never....
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NCowl said

All the years in Boca, and even being a fine arts major, never went in that place…. never….

It wasn't worth it… and that's the problem. It was such a niche thing… too hard of a sell. I won an amateur cartooning contest years ago and went there for the ceremony, otherwise I probably wouldn't have gone. Never been to the Mizner Art Museum there either. Every time I went over there - always on a whim - they were closed.

From what I read, it sounds like when the Cartoon Museum started to struggle financially, FAU offered to step in and take control of the building. Although they wanted to use some of the space for art and design labs, I assume they would have retained some part of the museum as well. Unfortunately the city's agency seemed uncomfortable about the idea for some reason… which is what I'm trying to find out.

It's too bad. A unique museum like that would have been a very impressive addition to our facilities, not to mention it would have broadcast FAU's name all over downtown when people walked by and saw the signage.

We were also in talks at one point to merge with the Ft.Lauderdale Museum of Art.

I hope in the future when these opportunities come out we can close the deal.

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owlcountry said


We were also in talks at one point to merge with the Ft.Lauderdale Museum of Art.


Yeah that never worked, MOA went with Nova
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MOA going with Nova was a shame....it is right next door to the FAU Campus in Ft Lauderdale and would have had nice continuity.

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