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Free Sunday Set For Once Upon An Island: Twin Towers Rising
By Tourism Industry Partner
BARTLESVILLE, OK—Price Tower Arts Center hosts its monthly Free Sunday event for the exhibition, Once Upon An Island: Twin Towers Rising, on June 19th. The day will feature free admission to the gallery and a family-friendly activity. PTAC will be open from noon to 5 p.m.
The exhibition features photographs by Richard Quinney of lower Manhattan during the time of the construction of the World Trade Center in New York City. It showcases over 130 prints produced form original slides taken by Quinney. Overall, Dr. Quinney donated 161 color slides from his project to the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, in 2002 as part of their effort to collect writings, images, and personal effects from Wisconsin residents. Price Tower Arts Center is also hosting a companion exhibition on the second level of its gallery showcasing selected images of the construction of the Price Tower by Joe Price during the years 1953 to 1956.
“Quinney’s images display the fascination with the building project, one initially not fully endorsed by the general public, as well as the workers, vendors, and onlookers and places the towers in context with the everyday objects and life around it,” said Scott W. Perkins, curator of collections and exhibitions at Price Tower Arts Center.
The Free Sunday will include a special hands-on craft project for children. Families will have the opportunity to make Marshmallow Towers. The craft activity will begin at 1 p.m.
Sponsors for Once Upon An Island: Twin Towers Rising include ConocoPhillips, Bank of Oklahoma and NewsTalk KRMG. For more information about this event or Price Tower Arts Center please call 918.336.4949 or visit pricetower.org.
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.
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.
Historic tours are available with advanced reservations. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $10 for children 18 and under and includes admission to the museum exhibitions (applicable sales tax not included). For more information, call 918.336.4949 or visit the web site at www.pricetower.org.
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