Kudos to SUU and the people of Cedar for their support of this project. I don't
live there but visit for the Shakespeare Festival and I felt that part of the
state always needed a fine museum of art. Jim Jones was an amazing talent and
what a fitting place to house his work. I plan to visit this
facility often as soon as it opens!
Jim Jones was a phenomenal talent. No one captured the southwest better than
Jimmie. I was honored to meet him a few times and was so impressed by his gentle
demeanor and kindness.This museum idea is just what Cedar City
Jim Jones was truly a great artist. Too bad the reporter's not as good. Doesn't
have the facts right - there's already an art museum in that part of the state.
There's an art museum in St. George ran by St. George. They had a great art
exhibit about Zion Park last year. Just another example of reporters not doing
their research and thinking that So. Utah stops at Provo, or in this case, Cedar
The reporter did get it right. The article says, "Now that gift will help the
Cedar City university fulfill a commitment to build an art museum, the only one
between Springville and St. George." If you'll pay attention to your geography,
Cedar City is "BETWEEN" Springville and St. George. Sounds more like you are
envious that Cedar City will have a nicer museum than St. George.
Easy Artman - perhaps you didn't read the ORIGINAL article published on
WEDNESDAY evening at 6:38 pm that stated only "south of Springville" - no
mention of St. George. YOU check your facts before stating that the reporter
got it right. She only got it right after she was corrected. Too bad reporters
don't do full research anymore - only taking what they're told or what they
think for granted. Oh - at least St. George won't be "taxing" students through
fees to build/operate their museum.
Not sure what this debate between Artman and others is all about but all I know
is that everyone in Southern Utah should be very grateful that SUU is leading
out with this museum. Yes, the facility in St. George is nice but it certainly
is not anywhere on the level of what the University is proposing with the Jim
Jones collection, its other holdings, and the chance to host traveling
exhibitions from all over. Let's pull for each other and support
projects that raise the level of culture for all our communities.
Won't this new museum make the Braithwaite Gallery obsolete? Does SUU have any
new plans for it?
The way I understand it, the Braithwaite name and gallery will transfer to the
new facility and will continue to showcase student talent and work. The existing
space will probably be used for the current departments in the Braithwaite
Building (English, languages, etc.).