Students Observe Art at Museum Crawl

Students Observe Art at Museum Crawl

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Ariel Sierra – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer

Some students at the university are unaware of the free museums on campus. Articraft, the collision of on campus galleries attempt to enlighten students through The 9th Annual MU Campus Galley and Museum Crawl.

The event held on Thursday, Sept. 19 showcased eight on-campus museums and galleries, including The Craft Studio Galleryand Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center.  The galleries featured art from Columbia locals, alumni and faculty. For the first time The George Caleb Bingham Gallery featured artwork from former faculty.

“It’s nice to be remembered as a former professor.” said former university employee Jerry Berneche.

The State Historical Society of Missouri Gallery featured artifacts from across Missouri. The museum, along with all the others, is free for students year round. Some students don’t utilize the resources provided to them.

“I hope students realize there is a lot of opportunities at their fingertips and all you have to do is come find them.” said MU Botanic Garden’s Senior Communications Assistant Madeline Beyer.

Students who attended the event were informed of the campus museums throughout the night and were provided with free food and music.

“I was surprised to find out how many buildings on campus that I haven’t been to before.” said MU student Shy Hardiman.

After Hardiman’s experience with The Museum Crawl, she said she would like to come back to the showcased museums.

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