The Joplin Museum has been in existence since 2012. We built this place to show our collections of amazing artworks, photography, and stone and minerals to frequent visitors of Tempe. Everyone knows how much we love arts and how much it is taking over this world so we figured that we should invest in a place that showcases different art collections to enrich our very own culture here in Tempe. Our collections started with the stone and mineral galleries and exhibits. Many pieces which are included in this collection are donated by our sponsors. We never actually thought that we will be successful in establishing this museum but when we did, we were encouraged to continue and expand it to include other art collections that would be enjoyed by our visitors.
A year after that, we decided that it was time to finally give our own local artists an exposure for their artwork so we started holding exhibits for them. There were only paintings at first, then came photographs not too long after our first exhibit. We were so happy that many people appreciated it more than we expected. This museum continued to show more great works from amazing people. Our features did not just become limited to images, there came sculptures and other creative pieces as well. This became a source of awe to those who regularly drop by here. It is a privilege to be a part of an organization that provides something that can entertain, motivate, and inspires a lot of people.
Joplin Museum can be found in different cities. One of its branches is here in Tempe. We are proud to say that we are doing our best to continue to expand and show our collections to more and more people. It gives us a sense of fulfillment to impress them with the exhibits that we have. We wish nothing more than to inspire people out there whether they are art-lovers or not.