Mayor Leffingwell To Proclaim September As “Austin’s Cultural Campus Month”

Aug 24, 2010

LOCAL MUSEUMS JOIN FORCES TO CREATE UNIQUE CULTURAL DESTINATION

Austin, TX: August 24, 2010 -- Five local museums located at or near The University of Texas at Austin have joined forces to create an exceptional cultural destination for Austin residents and tourists. Austin’s Cultural Campus -- comprised of the Blanton Museum of Art, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. The Harry Ransom Center, The LBJ Library and Museum, and The Texas Memorial Museum -- provides an opportunity for exploring art, history, science, and the humanities, all within walking distance. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions, special programs and performances, as well as shopping and dining. Timothy Dillon, director of marketing and public relations at The Bob Bullock Museum, and spokesperson for Cultural Campus remarked, “Austin is a beautiful, walkable city and we are happy to offer residents and visitors a pedestrian-friendly, one-stop way to take in some of Austin's best cultural offerings.”

Recognizing the contributions of each institution, and those collectively of Austin’s Cultural Campus, Mayor Lee Leffingwell will proclaim September 2010 as Austin Cultural Campus Month at the August 26th meeting of the City Council. The group will be commended for providing exceptional cultural experiences, programs and exhibitions that educate, entertain and inspire the community. A press conference will follow the 5:30 PM reading of the proclamation.

Hoping to engage the community, encourage visitation and support of cultural organizations, and provide a special destination for tourists, the newly formed Cultural Campus will offer collaborative programming from the participating museums, and, in the near future, will provide incentives and promotions to visitors. A descriptive brochure and map is available at many local venues, including area hotels and visitor centers here in Austin and across the state.