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Higher education community gets special invitation to ‘The Rau Collection'

Tennessees higher education community is invited to visit the Tennessee State Museum from now through Jan. 15, 2006, to view The Rau Collection: Six Centuries with the European Masters.

Admission for all higher education employees and students will be at the special discounted rate of $8.50 per person, upon presenting a valid school ID. Children 18 and under are admitted free (with a $1.00 option to purchase the audio guide).
Tennessee's higher education community is invited to visit the Tennessee State Museum from now through Jan. 15, 2006, to view “The Rau Collection: Six Centuries with the European Masters.”

Admission for all higher education employees and students will be at the special discounted rate of $8.50 per person, upon presenting a valid school ID. Children 18 and under are admitted free (with a $1.00 option to purchase the audio guide).

The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville is the only museum in the Southeast and the last in the United States to present the outstanding exhibition of world-class paintings from the renowned collection of Dr. Gustav Rau.

The showcase includes 95 rarely seen masterpieces by 78 artists including El Greco, Toulouse Lautrec, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Degas, Pissarro and others. The works span six centuries, with the earliest dated 1425 and the latest painted in 1955. Approximately one-half of the pieces on display are Old Master paintings from the early 15th to 19th centuries, while the others represent Impressionist, Post-Impressionist periods and early modern art from the mid 19th to mid 20th centuries. The exhibit allows the visitor to experience a visual course through European Art history, all in one place.

The Tennessee State Museum is located at 505 Deaderick Street at 5th and Deaderick Streets, on the lower level of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center building in Nashville. Museum hours are 10 a.m. — 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m., Sunday. Last tickets are sold at 4 p.m. Tickets will be held at the museum for this promotion.

To learn more about the magnificent “Rau Collection,” go to www.tnmuseum.org
For more information about the exhibit, telephone Beth Lekander at (615) 741-2692.