Students Crawl Around MU's Galleries.

7 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, September 23 2010 Sep 23, 2010 Thursday, September 23, 2010 10:22:32 PM CDT September 23, 2010 in News
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COLUMBIA- The 6th annual MU Gallery Crawl showed off the cultural resources offered by the University.  The event is a collaboration of eight MU organizations, including (for the first time) the Chancellor's Residence. Curators of the event said it was designed to give people "a more personal connection" to the University's galleries.

The event focused on postcards that a participant could get stamped at each location.  Collect eight stamps and the postcard could be entered into a drawing for prizes like chocolate and hand-made pottery.

Chris Montgomery has taken a part in the organization of the event since its inception.  She said the interaction between departments is what makes the event so successful,  "We just love how people are bringing ideas to the table and have such great teamwork."

Jon Stack is the exhibit coordinator for the Missouri Historical Society. "I think it's great showing students the things we have here with the crawl, hopefully they will come back."

The postcards were everywhere around the North end of the campus. One student said, "I think it's fun, and it has a map so you can find all the places. I mean, who doesn't like free stuff."

Kelsey Hammond headed the MU Craft Studio's exhibition.  She said the best part was getting students out in a "low key" environment, and credited the program's success to the way it appeals to students. "If you have just one event, no one will hear about it, but if you have a lot of things, you're going to make some noise and people will come out."

That, and the postcards.

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