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Price Tower Arts Center Honored By Oklahoma Museums Association
By Tourism Industry Partner
Price Tower Arts Center has been honored by the Oklahoma Museums Association 2011 Annual Awards Program. The Bartlesville museum, located inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s only realized skyscraper, was recognized for its publication of Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind (Exhibition Publication).
“We are so pleased to receive this award from our peers. It speaks volumes about what we, at Price Tower Arts Center, strive to achieve on a daily basis to ensure our guests have a great experience of art, architecture and design,” said Timothy Boruff, executive director of PTAC. "This really means so much to us as we move forward as a World Heritage Site nominee."
The Awards Program honors excellence and quality projects accomplished by members of the OMA. Also, the program recognizes individuals and groups whose contributions have impacted Oklahoma museums and the museum profession. The winners include:
Certificate of Recognition
Art Museum Ambassadors, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Barbara Byrd, Oklahoma History Center
Conservation or Preservation Project
$0-$24,999, New Textile Storage, Friends of the Guthrie Museum Complex
$100,000-$499,999, Annual Spotlight Exhibit, Oklahoma Territorial Museum
$100,000-$499,999, The Cherokee Outlet, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
$500,000 and over, The Uncanny Adventures of Okie Cartoonists, Oklahoma History Center
$500,000 and over, Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center Newsletter, Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center
Outreach or Education Program
$25,000-$99,999, History of Broken Arrow DVD, Broken Arrow Historical Society
$500,000 and over, MyMuseum, Philbrook Museum of Art
$500,000 and over, Sam Noble Museum Logo/Business System, Sam Noble Museum
$25,000-$99,999, Creative Writing Publication, Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
$500,000 and over, Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind (Exhibition Publication), Price Tower Arts Center
$0-$24,999, www.OKTerritorialMuseum.org, Friends of the Guthrie Museum Complex
$500,000 and over, Will Rogers Memorial Museums Website/Writings of Will Rogers, Will Rogers Memorial Museums
Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon on September 30 at the Rogers State University Centennial Center in Claremore at noon. The luncheon is part of OMA's annual statewide conference.
About Price Tower
The landmark destination for art, architecture and design, Price Tower Arts Center, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, provides local, regional and global audiences with the experience of great art, architecture and design in an arts complex whose centerpiece is Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper, the Price Tower.
This National Historic Landmark building, completed in 1956, contains a museum with permanent and changing exhibition galleries, original and restored historic Wright interiors (available by tour), and The Wright Place museum store. The building has also been nominated as a World Heritage Site.
Visitors may also experience Wright's masterpiece as guests of Inn at Price Tower, a high-design hotel that the Arts Center has created within Wright's skyscraper, along with the Inn's eclectic Copper Bar.
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