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Friday, May 24, 2013

News: St. George Art Museum Announces Blue Star Program

www.sgartmuseum.org, museum@sgcity.org
47 East 200 North, St. George, Utah 84770
Phone:  435.627.4525   Fax:  435.627.4526
Hours:  Monday-Saturday 10-5      
3rd Thursdays 10-9pm with Art Conversations at 7pm

ST. GEORGE (May 22, 2013) – The St. George Art Museum has announced a collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the U. S. Department of Defense.  The local fine art museum is among more than 1,800 Blue Star Museums participating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa. 
As a Blue Star Museum, the St. George Art Museum is pleased to be able to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.   Free admission is available upon presentation of a Geneva Convention common access card, a DD Form 1173 ID card or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card from any active duty member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, as well as those currently serving in the National Guard and Reserve – up to 5 members per family.
“When the call for museums to participate in the first Blue Star Program, St. George Art Museum signed up immediately,” said Deborah Reeder, Museum Curator.
“The military is actively working hard to make us safe in America. The St. George Art Museum and the City of St. George are pleased to do something in return for the men, women and their families of those who serve,” she adds.
Our summer lineup is an extraordinary trio of exhibits and events.  Please join us.
          May 25 - August 10, 2013
Main Gallery             Andrew Zabela-Zabelin:  In Translation
Mezzanine Gallery     Sparkle & GlowA Clear View  - Utah Glass Guild Plus
Legacy Gallery         Windows to Heaven:  Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons
3rd Thursday Art Conversations at 7pm
            June 20                   Slava Lubomudrov - Russian Icons in a Historical Context
                                      6:00 Blessing of the Icons w/ John Haydukovich
          July 18                    Glass Guild of Utah-Kerry Transtrum

For active military personnel and family members who may be traveling during this traditional family vacation season, Blue Star Museums also include science museums, history museums, nature centers and 75 children’s museums across America.  
In addition to the St. George Art Museum, other participating museums in Utah include the Ogden Treehouse Children’s Museum, the Heritage Museum in Orem, the CEU’s Prehistoric Museum in Price, and the Fort Douglas Military Museum and Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City.

The St. George Art Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 47 E. 200 North.  The city-owned and operated facility exists “to educate … through quality exhibitions from all periods, cultures and media … and to collect, conserve, inventory, exhibit and interpret art and artifacts from Utah and the West.”

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