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Photography Exhibition Opens Today at Maltz Museum

Photography exhibition "Precious Objects" opens August 22 at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage featuring the work of Cleveland artist Charles J. Mintz.

What is that precious object you have had a long time? Perhaps it has some special meaning because of how you got it or who gave it to you. Or maybe something that only has meaning today. A family heirloom? A toy you’ve had since you were four years old? Something your child gave you on your birthday? Cleveland photographer Charles J. Mintz posed this question to 172 individuals from throughout the United States, took their photograph with the item and asked each to hand write 2-3 sentences about their choice.

Precious Objects, a selection of some of those images, opens today, August 22, at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.  

The exhibition closes Sunday, September 30, 2012.  Paid admission to the Maltz Museum grants full access to all exhibitions. $12 Adults; $10 Seniors (60+) and Students (12+); $5 Children (5-11); Maltz Museum Members and children under five are admitted free. Every Friday through the end of the year, admission is $5 for every Adult, Senior, and Student.

Production of Precious Objects was made possible by a generous gift from Spero-Smith Advisors in celebration of the 40th anniversary. 

All of the works, including those on display at the Maltz Museum, are available for purchase from 1point618 Gallery.

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