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Posted on: October 22, 2021

State Representative Alex Riley Joins Museum Mayoral Proclamation Event

MO. House Representative Alex Riley and Museum Director Nick Nelson stand in front of the Museum.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield, MO. (October 22, 2021) – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce that State Representative Alex Riley will join the Museum's Mayoral Proclamation Event on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:30 PM. The event celebrates the Museum's 75 years as a City-owned and operated community cultural resource. Representative Riley will present a Missouri House of Representatives Resolution reading as a part of the program for the event, which also includes a Mayoral Proclamation read by City of Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and a 2021-2022 exhibition schedule announcement, and Master Plan update from Museum Director Nick Nelson.  

Representative Riley, who serves on the Subcommittee on Appropriations - Health, Mental Health, and Social Services and the Subcommittee on Federal Stimulus Spending, recently visited the Springfield Art Museum to tour four special exhibitions currently funded in part by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. The Inferno of Dante: Etchings by Michael Mazur, Rose O’Neill and the Kewpie Comics, Jacques Callot: Varie Figure (Various Figures), and Shape, Form, and Color all received support from a Missouri Arts Council (MAC) Visual Arts grant. The fifth MAC supported exhibition, a solo exhibition with ceramicist Linda Lopez, opens on November 20.

The Mayoral Proclamation Event is free and open to the public. Following the program, the Museum’s galleries will remain open until 8 PM for the public to enjoy. ASL interpretation will be available. Face masks and social distancing are requested, regardless of vaccination status. The Springfield Art Museum is located at 1111 East Brookside Drive. Admission is always free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

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The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, the Museum invites you to connect with the world, your community, and yourself through active engagement with art objects. For more information, please visit www.sgfmuseum.org or contact Joshua Best, Museum Affairs Officer at (417) 874-2859 or jbest@springfieldmo.gov.

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