Phippen Museum celebrates grand opening of expanded gallery
On Friday, July 22 from 5:30-8 p.m., the Phippen Museum will celebrate the official Grand Opening of their newly expanded facilities and provide an opening reception for three different Western art exhibits. Offering 6,000 square feet of new gallery space, the expansion project now makes it possible for the museum to run concurrent shows and offer a wider variety of artwork for the public to enjoy.
The exhibit Local Color features artwork from Prescott area artists and is on display in the new Kemper and Ethel Marley Western art gallery from July 23rd through October 30th. Highlighting pieces from ten of our most skilled, local Western artists, this exhibition includes the talents of Bill Anton, Kathy Quick Anderson, Shawn Cameron, John Coleman CA, Bill Nebeker CA, Robert Peters, Dave Powell CA, Don Rantz, Cynthia Rigden and Curt Walters.
From July 23rd to October 16th Native Myths and Legends II will present the works of 6 different prominent Native American artists from around Arizona. Using unique art forms and varied techniques, these artists will explore their rich cultural heritage and traditions in this returning exhibit to the museum's George Phippen gallery.
And finally, there will be a very special exhibit of the Solon H. Borglum collection in an area designed specifically for these items. The Phippen Museum is especially proud to be the new home of the Prescott Area Arts Trust's collection which includes sculptures, furniture, paintings and other objects and memorabilia from Borglum's life.
This Grand Opening event is free to all Phippen Museum members, $15 for non-members Regular admission prices to the museum are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for Students with ID and free for museum members and children twelve and under. Located at 4701 Highway 89 North. Call (928)778-1385, or visit their website at www.phippenartmuseum.org.
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