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The Museum of Moab has announced the opening of the Fran and Terby Barnes Gallery on the second floor of the museum, located at 118 E. Center Street.
“The gallery will provide a new space for the display of the Museum of Moab’s large photographic collection, as well as works by local artists, and traveling exhibits from across the country,” said museum director and curator Travis Schenck.
“I think it’s a wonderful way to honor my parents,” said Terry Lewis.
In 2005, the Barnes family donated a collection of more than 50,000 images to the museum. The collection features images taken throughout the Southwest but especially highlights backcountry areas surrounding Moab.
“Large collections often pose the problem of find a venue to display them,” Schenck said. “The new Barnes Gallery will allow the photos a place where they can regularly be displayed and appreciated.”
The move to open the gallery came as part of an effort to bring more exhibits to the community and to make the Museum of Moab a more dynamic place, Schenck said. Earlier this year, the museum partnered with the Moab Valley Multicultural Center to display an exhibit featuring the work of Frida Kahlo and the photography of Nikolas Muray. As part of that process, the Museum staff renovated the previous second floor exhibit space to provide a display area for the photographs of Muray, according to Schenck.
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