CHARTER ONE TO SPONSOR DAYS AT MALTZ MUSEUM
Free Admission for All June 17 and September 19
Cleveland, OH (June 11, 2012) - Want to know more about immigrants who changed the face of Northeast Ohio, wander back through time surrounded by precious artifacts from ancient lands, learn about the Cleveland roots of Superman and Jesse Owens, guess the birth names of stars like Bob Dylan, Jason Alexander or Ann Landers? Thanks to the Charter One Foundation, you can do all this and more for free on two special days at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
As part of Charter One's strong commitment to supporting communities in which they serve and fostering diversity, the Charter One Foundation will underwrite two days the Museum opens free to the public: June 17 and September 19, 2012.
Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day - the perfect day to bring the family to the Museum. After viewing a stirring national exhibition on Catholicism's Holy Father (A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People, limited engagement May 18 - August 5), walk dad and grandpa through An American Story and The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery. The Museum's permanent collection highlights some famous fathers: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who created Superman; Theodor Herzl, who some consider the father of the modern State of Israel; and Moses Alsbacher, the first Jewish settler and father of Jewish life in Cleveland. Museum hours: 11am - 5pm.
Wednesday, September 19 the Museum will have a new exhibition on display - Precious Objects. Clevelander Chuck Mintz photographed everyday people with their most precious object, something they have had for a long time that has special meaning. A selection of large framed images are accompanied by the subjects' handwritten statements - some poignant, some revealing, all very personal - explaining their choices. Museum hours: 11am - 9pm. (Precious Objects will be on display August 17 - September 30).
"Charter One is the perfect partner", notes Executive Director Judi Feniger. "They're community engaged, interested in fostering cross-cultural experiences, and in removing barriers to entry both financially and experientially. Inviting the community to visit the Museum for free helps spread our message of tolerance and diversity and emphasizes that everyone is welcome here."
Charter One wants everyone to experience the Maltz Museum and its exhibitions. "The Charter One Foundation is pleased to underwrite free museum days in June and September at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage," said Ken Marblestone, President, Charter One and RBS Citizens in Ohio. "These free days will give everyone in our community an opportunity to experience this museum which promotes an appreciation, tolerance and understanding of different religions, races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds."
The Maltz Museum has free, convenient parking adjacent to the Museum, free gift wrapping in the Store, and all galleries are handicapped-accessible. Regular prices on days that are not free admission (includes access to entire museum, including special exhibitions): Adults: $12; Seniors (60+) and Students (12+): $10; Children ages 5-11: $5; Maltz Museum members and children under 5 years: FREE; Ticket Packs of 35 or more: $7 per ticket.