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Learn at Lunchtime: Artist Conversations

July 13, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Maria Maneos with her Sculpture "5535 - 2017" (5535 Opioid-Heroin Deaths in Pennsylvania in 2017)

Join us as Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf and artist Maria Maneos lead a casual tour of the Art of the State exhibition, sharing their insights on the show. Ms. Maneo’s sculpture 5535-2017 is this year’s first place award winner for sculpture and also won The State Museum’s Purchase Award.

The Annual 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 and includes 103 works by 99 artists from 27 counties. The exhibit closes Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Art of the State is presented by Jump Street and The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Art of the State Media Sponsor

A gallery of works is available here: https://phmc.info/AOS51.

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.


Image: Maria Maneos with her Sculpture “5535 – 2017” (5535 Opioid-Heroin Deaths in Pennsylvania in 2017)


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Fridays at The State Museum are “Pay as you wish!”
For general admission on Learn at Lunchtime Fridays, June 22 through August 24, the amount you pay for general admission is up to you.

Art docents will be available to give tours in Art of the State 11AM – 1PM.

Curiosity Connection will have, limited timed-tickets available for 45 minutes of play per hour from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Tickets are limited and first come first serve.

Regular Planetarium admission rates apply.


July 13, 2018
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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