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Museum of Fred

Los Angeles, US

The Museum of Fred (MOF) was established in 2000 to promote awareness of the contributions made by amateur artists to American cultural heritage by showcasing the amateur art collection of Fred Beshid. The paintings in the collection were primarily purchased from thrift stores in the greater Los Angeles area. The collection is a celebration of the diversity of southern California and the potential of art to express our common humanity. 

Mission Statement: The Museum of Fred endeavors to educate the public through the acquisition, conservation and exhibition of American amateur art in all media in order to inspire wonder and encourage cross-cultural awareness.