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Letter to the Editor: Art museum would benefit community
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To the Editor:

Concerning the letter from Mr. Blaine Nay on Wednesday, May 30, I feel that there needs to be a response to the way he portrayed the methods being pursued to fund the new Southern Utah Museum of Art.

I respectfully disagree with him, as building a museum that is for the public it becomes worthy of public money. As the pledges and cash continue to increase, I look forward to SUMA being constructed and then watching it become an integral part of our community.

I applaud those who have spent so much time in helping move forward such a worthwhile endeavor and I am in favor of using any and all methods to get the building built. Some things are worth the cost, and this museum is laudable of public resources.

Museums are a place where creativity and talent is displayed, culture is preserved, new perspectives about the world are developed, and imaginations are expanded. To have such a place in our community, where people living here and in the surrounding areas can enjoy exhibits from all over the world, will be an invaluable thing.

People travel all over the world to enjoy the great works of art that are found only in museums. People from all over the world certainly will visit it, as they come here to experience our abundant natural wonders. This museum will be a pleasurable addition to their experience of visiting our spectacular area.

While I agree that there are innumerable instances where taxpayers’ dollars are wasted, this is an area where the money will be well spent. This museum will enrich our community and enlighten the minds of the residents who enjoy the finer things in life.

Dustin Hoopes

Cedar City

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