Street Address
1200 West Int'l Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2811
Daytona Beach, FL 32120
phone: 386-506-3894
e-mail: museum1@DaytonaState.edu
web: www.SMPonline.org
Hours
Regular Hours
Tuesday, Thursday - Friday11 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday11 AM - 6 PM
Saturday1 PM - 5 PM
Sunday - Mondayclosed
Closed Daytona 500 Weekend, Easter Weekend, Daytona State College Spring Break, July 4th, Thanksgiving Weekend, and Daytona State College Winter Break
Admissions
Free
Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Erin Gordon, Director
Stephanie Shaw, Registrar and Lead Museum Tech
Christina Katsolis, Programming Director
Victoria Camera, Marketing and Communications
Cheyenne Cannon, Marketing and Communications Assistant
Sue Small-Kreider, Collections Assistant

Description

An internationally renowned museum in Daytona Beach. Contemporary and vintage fine art, photojournalism, fashion and new media. Stunning modern galleries, seminars, lectures, workshops. Significant collection. Free gallery admission. Daytona State College main campus.

Mission

The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibits, collects, preserves and interprets photography to facilitate teaching and learning at Daytona State College, and enhances the community's understanding and appreciation of photography.

History

The history of the Southeast Museum of Photography begins when Dan Biferie arrived to teach at Daytona Beach Community College in 1975. Biferie noted that there was no exhibit space on campus for students to show their work, or view the work of others. Back then, the school was oriented toward the practical field of commercial photography, and Biferie found himself introducing DBCC - and the general community - to fine-arts imagery and techniques. He soon arranged for the installation of three cases for the display of photographs in his classroom.

By 1977, Biferie succeeded in convincing DBCC's president, Dr.Charles H. Polk, that a larger, more permanent and appropriate art space was in order. The current, 1,100 square-foot fine arts gallery was carved out of the lobby of the Goddard Center for the Arts. Once he had the necessary space with the requisite standards for showing photographs, Biferie faced his second hurdle: to fill the gallery with top-notch art and create the sort of outstanding photographic program he had envisioned. He now needed to attract the artists whose work he wanted to show and whose ideas and methods he wanted to share with participants.

The gallery acquired its first photograph in 1978 when internationally renowned photographic artist Jerry Uelsmann donated one of his images. This was followed by gifts from other artists. A grant fro the National Endowment for the Arts and gifts from noted collectors spurred the Gallery's budding collection, and in 1992, the Southeast Museum of Photography officially opened its doors. The museum is now one of only 13 facilities in the US dedicated exclusively to photography, and one of only a handful of such institutions nationally that share a scope, reach, and depth of collection and activities in this specific field.

Educational Programs

Exhibitions, community workshops, gallery tours, lectures, artist talks, film screenings, roundtable discussions, panel talks, conferences, symposia.

Facilities

Auditoriums

Governance

State College

ADA

Second floor gallery accessible by elevator.

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Gift Shop

Group Tours