Art Works Blog

Carve out time to visit a museum

November 26, 2009
Washington, DC

Chairman Rocco Landesman will be in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, over the Thanksgiving weekend as part of the Art Works tour. While there he will visit the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

"I am thankful that we have so many wonderful museums across our country," Landesman said before departing. "In the St. Louis area alone, there are some 96 museums employing more than 1,900 people, and each of those is a great example of how art works as an employment sector and as part of the real economy. In addition, museums display great works of art, which can work on us as human beings to inspire and transform us."

Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to visit a museum and nourish the spirit - and walk off those extra Thanksgiving calories! For families with kids, a museum is a great field trip during the holidays...to enhance the experience, download a copy of Imagine, our free publication that includes suggestions for making museum visits more fun and intriguing for children.

With today's holiday in mind, we are thankful for the many ways that art works in neighborhoods and communities throughout the country.

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