The Surprise branch of the Heard Museum is closing at the end of the year.
Museum director Frank Goodyear Jr. says the long struggling museum is a victim of the recession and low visitation.
Like the main Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Surprise museum features Indian art and a history of the area.
Goodyear noted the Phoenix and Scottsdale museum’s are “performing well.”
Since 2006, Surprise has given the Heard Museum West $3.74 million toward building costs.
The city continued its support by giving $71,150 to help the museum balance its fiscal 2008 budget.