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Artist Conversations

September 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at 2:00 PM to explore the 50th annual Art of the State exhibition with artist Marie Manski as she and Collections Advancement Project Curator Amy Hammond co-lead a casual tour sharing their insights on the show.  Ms. Manski won both first prize for sculpture and The State Museum Purchase Award for Purgatory.

Image of Marie Manski, Purgatory, sculpture

Image by Don Giles, The State Museum of Pennsylvania  

Art of the State is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. Jurors selected artwork from five categories, Craft, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Work on Paper.

Art of the State is presented by Jump Street and The State Museum of Pennsylvania. WITF Public Media and Higher Information Group are exhibit sponsors.

This program is free in honor of Gallery Walk.

The Museum will be open 11 AM – 6 PM Sunday, September 10 in honor of Gallery Walk.

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A online gallery of the artwork is available here: https://phmc.info/AOS50.


Jump Street, a non-profit arts organization, has been serving the Capital Region for over 38 years, providing arts programs for students and adults; arts grants to artists and organizations throughout the state of Pennsylvania; arts-based community service programs; and technical assistance to artists and organizations. By creating delivery systems through which the eternally restorative nature of art and artistic expression may be delivered, Jump Street is making a difference in communities by providing economic and education opportunities in the arts for diverse audiences and artists unbounded by economy and geography in safe and encouraging atmospheres.


September 10, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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