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Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art Opens Historic Map Exhibit
By Tourism Industry Partner
SHAWNEE – The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art opened the exhibition, Wherever You Go: Maps from the Joe Marenghi Collection, on Friday, July 8 at 7pm. The reception was hosted by the MGMoA volunteers.
This exhibition consists of 16th and 17th century maps. “These maps are great. They include images of sea monsters - some evoking the Loch Ness Monster and some looking more like a giant saw tooth shark, and sailing ships of all sizes and types,” said Delaynna Trim, Curator of Collections. Most of the maps originally came from books. They depict areas all around the world from Italy to England to Africa. “We are also including a hands-on area for kids and adults,” Delaynna continued. In the hands-on area, there will be different kinds of maps including one where visitors can mark where they live. The exhibition continues until August 21, 2011.
Admission is free at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art for the months of July and August 2011. The free admission was made possible by Ad Astra Foundation, Inasmuch Foundation, and Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores.
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located on the campus of St. Gregory’s University, 1900 W. MacArthur St. in Shawnee. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. .
This exhibition is funded with the assistance of the Inasmuch Foundation, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and Allied Arts. For accommodations on the basis of disability or more information on this exhibit, call the museum at (405) 878-5300.
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CONTACT: Delaynna Trim (405-878-5300)