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Mabee-Gerrer Museum in Shawnee marks centennial with events


March 15, 2019

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's oldest art gallery is commemorating its 100th birthday with a series of special exhibitions and festivities.

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee is launching its centennial events with the exhibition "Celebrating a Century: Treasures from the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art," The Oklahoman reported.

Father Gregory Gerrer, the museum's namesake, was a Benedictine monk and an artist. He collected various works of artistic and ethnological value during his travels to Europe, Africa and South America.

"Father Gerrer started collecting for the museum as early...

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