ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Zanesville Museum of Art is reclaiming their free admission after a charging people since 2006.
Executive Director for the gallery Laine Snyder says this opportunity gives residents the opportunity to learn more about their culture.
“They’re gonna see incredible artwork, some original works by really famous artists like whistler, among others. And because it’s free. And they get to just peruse the museum, enjoy our collection, shop at our museum stores, and just have a really wonderful experience. Learn more about the arts and culture of Zanesville as well.”
She says the museum has been opening its doors for almost a century.
“We’re celebrating our 83rd anniversary and we have a very eclectic collection, a comprehensive collection of artwork dating as far back as 5,000 years old to works that are made today — contemporary art. So we have just such a wide range of objects here in the museum. Everything from oil paintings, works on paper, sculpture, a little for everyone.”
Free admission to the museum was made possible by Century National Bank — Snyder says they’re picking up the tab.
“Mr. Pat Nash , who is on our board, the museum’s board, him and I worked together to develop this wonderful opportunity for the community – right – to see the museum free. And really it alligned with both century national bank’s mission and the museum’s mission to offer free museum admission here. One of their primary goals is community exposure and what better way to do it than to bring people here? Offering them more access to this incredible collection. You know, not many people in a community of Zanesville’s size would have exposure to such an incredible and rich collection.”
The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday and offers a variety of events to the public.
For more information, go to the museum’s website.