ASC Luther Bean Museum participates in Smithsonian Museum Day

(09-24-2008)

The Adams State College Luther Bean Museum will participate in the fourth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine on Saturday, Sept. 27. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the museum is located on the second floor of Richardson Hall.

"Being able to participate in a nation-wide event with an organization such as Smithsonian magazine is such an incredible opportunity, it's an opportunity to celebrate the history of Adams State College, the San Luis Valley, its rich cultures and leading families to visitors who might not otherwise get an opportunity to see what the valley has to offer," said Kat Olance, director.

The Luther Bean Museum is currently hosting the following exhibits, Carlos Atencio and Students: Rio Grande Weaving and Santos, through October 15, part of Adams State's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration; and 100 Years of the San Luis Valley Reservoir through October 7.

Included in the museum's permanent collection is artwork by Steven Quiller, watercolors; Bill Moyers, bronzes; Kay Malouff, sculpture; Marie Martinez, ceramics; Eppie Archuleta, weaving; and a collection of Santos and Retablos.

For more information about the Luther Bean Museum call 719-587-7151, and for more information about the Smithsonian National Museum Day visit Smithsonian.com.

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