The Longview Museum of Fine Arts has been working with The Projects Group since summer 2021, working to develop its now home. The museum will move from a storefront on Tyler Street to the historic Longview National Bank Building, which it purchased in 2020.
The move to the iconic Mid-Century modern white marble building designed in 1960 by Wilson, Morris, Crain, and Anderson Architects who are known for designing the Astrodome in Houston, will increase the museum’s footprint from 16,500 square feet to 44,000 square feet. This new location complete with a parking garage will sit at the heart of our community’s cultural district and create essential new spaces for the public to experience art, educational programs, and performances. The sheer size and statuesque beauty of the building, in addition to its central location across from the courthouse, will generate tourism, community pride and involvement, and serve as a dynamic centralized hub for the arts of East Texas.