Resolution J2293-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 10-16, 2013, as Museum Week in the State of New York

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  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 11, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim June 10-16, 2013, as Museum Week in the State of New York

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great  pride  in  participating  in
special days of recognition for its esteemed institutions; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 10-16, 2013,  as  Museum
Week in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, On this most auspicious occasion, New York State is celebrat-
ing  the diversity and richness of its museums by inviting residents and
visitors alike to discover the fascinating worlds of  art,  photography,
history, science, pop-culture and more; from museum mile along the upper
stretch  of  Fifth  Avenue  in Manhattan, to the intimate setting of the
Hyde Collection upstate in Glens Falls, New Yorkers can enjoy  up-close-
and-personal  encounters  with world-class art and other cultural treas-
ures; and
  WHEREAS, From June 10-16, 2013, more than 200 museums across the State
will be part of the inaugural New York State Museum  Week  and  will  be
offering  special  events,  activities  and  promotions to give guests a
sample of the exhibitions and programs available  at  the  nearly  2,000
museums located throughout New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Museum Week 2013 is co-sponsored by the New York State Coun-
cil on the Arts and Museumwise: Museum Association of  New  York,  which
provide grants and shared resources for cultural activities and museums;
and
  WHEREAS,  Special engagements during Museum Week 2013 will include The
Hyde Collection's Exhibition Opening of "Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe
and Lake George"; June 15 - September 15; and the Empire State  Aerosci-
ences  Museum  will  be  hosting  open cockpit tours of various military
aircraft from its collection, offering the rare opportunity to hop  into
an historic jet fighter and/or helicopter; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition,  during the Museum Mile Festival, El Museo del
Barrio will host an opening reception for La Bienal 2013, El Museo's 7th
biennial exhibition, featuring work by  37  emerging  Latino  and  Latin
American  artists;  the  event will feature live music, performances and
art-making activities for the whole family on June 11-12; and
  WHEREAS, As part of Museum Week, "Path Through History" will highlight
historically and culturally significant sites and events throughout  New
York  State;  the  program  is currently focused on 13 themes including:
Arts & Culture, Natural History, U.S. Presidents, Women's Rights, Canals
& Transportation, Civil Rights,  Colonial  History,  Immigration,  Inno-
vation  &  Commerce,  The  Revolutionary  War, Native American Heritage,
Sports History and the War of 1812; and
  WHEREAS, New York's diverse array of museums, historic homes, zoos and
botanical gardens offer something for everyone and every family; and
  WHEREAS, Museum Week will highlight the  wide  array  of  educational,
cultural  and  historic  attractions  that  are available throughout the
State for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world; and
  WHEREAS, The participating organizations and institutions, located  in
every  part of New York State, are not only vital cultural resources for
our State, they are also important economic engines for  their  communi-
ties; and
  WHEREAS,  From  ancient  treasures,  to the "I Love Lucy" sound stage,
Museum Week offers New Yorkers and travelers from around  the  world  an
opportunity  to  visit  what  are  collectively  the most impressive and
unique cultural experiences anywhere to be found; and

  WHEREAS, Our museums celebrate and preserve our historic and  cultural
heritage, as well as enrich our communities and play a vital role in the
State's economy; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body takes pleasure in celebrating Museum
Week, recognizing the important and unique  role  our  museums  play  in
education,  tourism  and community development for our cities, towns and
villages throughout this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M. Cuomo to proclaim June 10-16, 2013, as
Museum Week in the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State  of  New
York.

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