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Published: Friday, Dec. 11 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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Great idea

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

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 needs.

Artman

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 City.

Easy Artman

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.

Artman

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.

What?

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.

T-Bird in Texas

Won't this new museum make the Braithwaite Gallery obsolete? Does SUU have any new plans for it?

Braithwaite

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.).

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