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LOUISA -- Anna Lafferre, of the Huntington Museum of Arts, joined the Louisa Rotary club on February 24, 2011.  She shared with the club some history of the beginnings of the Museum, current events, as well as some upcoming events.  Some of her earliest childhood memories begin at the Museum, she shared, and she is thrilled to be working there, now as an adult.

Currently, the Museum has a sub-tropical Conservatory, featuring many plants/flowers, including over 400 orchids; four permanent galleries: 1.) fire arms, 2.) Tuma Gallery, eastern collections with over 400 pieces of anchient orient, 3.) Glass Gallery, with 4,000 pieces, which only 1,000 can be seen at a time, and the 4.) Dane Callery, works on paper.

They also have five rotating shows at any given time.  Recently they've had the Redriver Show, which focuses on folk art, and American Artist of Color, featuring African American and Asian artists' works.

"I grew up here in Huntington, and have always enjoyed the Museum.  I went away after I graduated, came back, and even I'm amazed at what we have here," said Lafferre.

 

Membership is just $25 a year which gives you open acess for general admission and a membership magazine.

One of the main focuses of the museum has always been the education of children.  In keeping with that tradition, they have Saturday Kids Art from 1-3 pm, for FREE.

The museum hours are the following: Monday: CLOSED; Tuesday:9a-9p, with FREE admission; Wednesday-Sunday: 12p-5p.  And on every fourth Tuesday there are also FREE adult tours.

For more information on the Huntington Museum of Art: www.hmoa.org or 304-529-2701.

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