FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 29, 2016

Contact: Steph Deidrick
573-751-9392
steph.deidrick@dnr.mo.gov

Artist talk from sculptor R.H. Dick at Missouri State Museum March 5

The public is invited to hear from sculptor R. H. Dick as he discussed the research, design and creation of his piece “Sacajawea,” currently on display in the Rozier Gallery at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site. The talk will take place on Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. at the Missouri State Museum History Hall, 1st Floor, east wing of the Missouri State Capitol. The event is in conjunction with the Rozier Gallery exhibit “Casting the Past: Missouri History in Bronze.”

“Sacajawea” is a bronze that depicts the four key members of the Corps of Discovery, whose expedition from 1804-1806 opened the American West. This and other works by Dick are on display in “Casting the Past: Missouri History in Bronze” in the Museum’s Rozier Gallery. Following the talk, the Museum invites visitors to see the exhibition in the Rozier Gallery at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, where the artist will be available to answer questions. 

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For more information about the event, call the museum at 573-751-2854. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit <a href="http://mostateparks.com" target="_blank">mostateparks.com</a>.

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