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|2015 Thursday Opening Reception|
Thursday, February 19, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
This year the Opening Reception will be held offsite at the St. Louis City Museum. Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an electric mixture of a funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculpture and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997. The City Museum boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile, and even two abandoned planes!
This event (which is included in your Full Conference registration fee) will feature heavy appetizers and a cash bar. Busing will be provided to and from the venue. You will have access to all parts of the museum so you may explore everything it has to offer.
“City Museum makes you want to know,” says Cassilly. “The point is not to learn every fact, but to say, ‘Wow, that’s wonderful.’ And if it’s wonderful, it’s worth preserving”