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Reading Public Museum Second Floor Galleries Temporarily Closing

The Reading Public Museum will close its Second Floor Galleries to the public on January 24, 2011, immediately after the ending of the current exhibition, Tiffany Lamps: Articles of Utility, Objects of Art.

The galleries will reopen no later than Friday, February 18, 2011, in time for the Members Only Opening Reception of its new exhibition, American Scenery: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting, which will be on general public view from Saturday, February 19 through Sunday, June 5, 2011 during Museum hours.

During this time, changes will be made to better accommodate the presentation of works from The Museum’s own permanent collection, as well as improve logistics for future temporary and traveling exhibitions.

When the Second Floor reopens, the West Wing (adjacent to the centrally located Founders’ Gallery) will feature the permanent collection in the European, Asian, 20th Century, American and Pennsylvania German Galleries. The East Wing will feature the new Temporary Galleries, where periodically changing exhibitions will be on view.

The mission of the Reading Public Museum, a dynamic center of lifelong learning and discovery, is to educate, enlighten and engage current and future generations through the collection, preservation and interpretation of objects of art, science and civilization.

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