MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl will start Thursday

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | 8:21 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl, where students can tour all the MU museums for free and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the University Bookstore, will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Nine venues, including the George Caleb Bingham Gallery and the State Historical Society of Missouri, will be open for audiences from different schools to view.

Ferrie Craighead of the MU Art Department said the goal of the crawl was to let students who may not ordinarily go to the museums participate in and learn about MU's art community.

Participants will receive door prizes at each location during the evening. Those who get their Crawl postcard map stamped at all nine locations will be eligible to enter a grand prize drawing.

Due to the recent fire in Ellis Library, the State Historical Society of Missouri  was closed Monday, but it still planned to participate in the crawl Thursday, since none of the collection in the gallery was damaged during the fire, said Joan Stack, the curator of art collections.

The MU Center for Arts and Humanities is partially sponsoring the MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl this year.

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