ARTS FESTIVAL HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

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Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Munson creates transformational arts experiences that cultivate curiosity and creativity, enlighten, educate, and inspire.

Our Values

Arts are Essential
Munson is a steward of a great cultural resource that we enrich and preserve. We believe in the power of the arts to serve our entire community and see our art collection, programs, and classes as offering essential experiences that inspire personal and cultural transformation.

Community Enrichment
Munson connects people with the arts to enrich lives, encourage creativity, and offer opportunities to enhance cultural understanding. Through dynamic and thought-provoking programs, we bring individuals together and make the arts accessible to all segments of our community. We continue to serve as the cultural heart of Utica while reaching audiences well beyond and assuming a leadership role in the arts.

Commitment to Excellence
Munson staff and faculty serve the public in a welcoming, inclusive, and exemplary manner through authentic arts-based experiences in Museum galleries and through education, the performing arts, and collaborations. We make each experience on our campus—from visitors to students to staff interactions—positive and exceptional.


Strategic Goals

Exceptional Experiences
Munson will provide exceptional experiences that ignite curiosity and creativity and highlight Munson as a premier arts organization.

Community Engagement
Munson will engage new and existing constituencies by cultivating deeper community connections in the greater Mohawk Valley. We will be an even more welcoming and inclusive organization.

Strengthen and Build Capacity
Munson will ensure that it has the resources it needs to be financially strong and flexible to support investments in new opportunities and recruit and retain talented and diverse personnel.

To view our MWP2025 Strategic Plan, please click here.


Antiracist Statement

Munson is a community-centered, antiracist organization where we foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through action.

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