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Museum offers free admission day with soup donation
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Posted: 2012 Nov 08 - 23:41

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VERO BEACH - The Vero Beach Museum of Art is offering the opportunity to both give and receive this Thanksgiving.

As part of the museum's pop art revisited exhibition and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup can paintings, visitors are encouraged to bring in a can of soup (Campbell's or another brand) in return for free daily admission on Nov. 14 .

"We're excited to be collaborating with the Vero Beach Museum of Art on this special project, which creatively brings awareness not only of the art exhibition, but helps to highlight others in our community who are working to bring structure back into their lives and return into society again," said Cindy Hejlik, community relations coordinator for Harvest Food & Outreach Center.

The soup can project began with a donation of 600 cans of Campbell's tomato soup from Publix Supermarkets, facilitated by store manager Greg Rogolino of the Publix Miracle Mile store, which were used to construct a sculpture at the museum's entrance, designed and managed by museum art school faculty manager and artist, Sean Clinton, along with members of the museum's new teen afterschool program ArtLab. These cans, along with those donated, will be given to the Harvest Food & Outreach Center.

Exhibitions on view for free Wednesday "soup days" include: Pop Art Revisited: A 21st Century Perspective, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, landscape paintings of Adam Straus, selections from the permanent collection and the Alice and Jim Beckwith Sculpture Parks.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is located at 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.

The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call (772) 231-0707 or visit www.verobeachmuseum.org

For more information on Harvest Food & Outreach Center, call (772) 559-2240 or visit www.harvestfoodoutreach.org.




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