Mona Lisa x4 Exhibit Opening Reception

Da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa provides the inspiration for the newest exhibition in the MuseLab, in Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science.

“Mona Lisa x4” offers four different approaches to the world-famous painting. The exhibition will open on Thursday, Sept. 15, with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the lobby area just outside MuseLab on the third floor of the University Library. The event is free and open to all; light refreshments will be served.

The exhibition is part of a three-year research project created from a partnership among Duquesne University, the Smithsonian Institution and the MuseLab.

Students and others interested in museums are also invited to a pre-reception presentation by Andrew Pekarik, Ph.D., Senior Museum Research Fellow at the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution.

Pekarik will talk on “Better Museums. Happier Museum-goers,” addressing why people visit museums and how museums can work better for more people. Pekarik, who has studied visitors to Smithsonian Institution museums for 22 years, will share his insights in a free presentation on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. in room 332, 3rd floor of the university library. (The session will be recorded and made available for viewing later for anyone not able to attend on Sept. 15.)

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