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

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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;
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


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