Building a Better Modesto
The mission of Building a Better Modesto, the museum’s creative placemaking program, is to support the personal and communal well-being of the people of Modesto through art, architecture, design, and landscape in a way that is of, by, and for the people of Modesto. The program includes:
Modesto Architecture, Landscape, and Urban Design Center
Modesto Architecture and Design Week
To learn more about creative placemaking, read the NEA’s Creative Placemaking.
Building a Better Modesto Report for 2022
Modesto History Center
The mission of the Modesto History Center is to support the well-being of the people of Modesto through research, preservation, and education about the city’s history and historic built environments. We do this in a way that builds community relationships, explores contemporary issues, and supports planning for a better future, and is of, by, and for the people of Modesto.