Sunday, June 27, 2004

Dresden attendance down despite publicity

Attendance still lags for the Glory of Baroque Dresden when compared to three previous exhibits, despite media attention from across the country. The exhibit runs through Sept. 6 at the Mississippi Arts Pavilion at Lamar and Court Streets in downtown Jackson.

The exhibit opened March 1 and 80,438 tickets have been sold, which is about 40 percent of the amount sold at this time for the Majesty of Spain exhibit in 2001. Gov. Haley Barbour and his wife, Marsha, are scheduled to promote the exhibit in TV and radio spots soon.

The exhibit feature more than 400 objects that range from paintings to porcelains and reflect the Baroque art during the time of August the Strong and his son August III; electors of Saxony and kings of Poland. For more information or tickets, call (601)960-9900.

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