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Leepa-Rattner offering free Tarpon Springs Day admission

— Residents are invited to celebrate the the city they call home with a little splash of culture this Saturday.

St. Petersburg College Tarpon Campus and its Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art are offering free admission throughout much of June 21 in recognition of Tarpon Springs Day. The deal is good from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. for city residents with a current ID that shows a ZIP Code of 34688 or 34689.

Special docent tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

The museum displays many works of art from creators who resided full or part-time in Tarpon Springs.

One such artist was George Inness Jr., a turn-of-the-20th-century landscape and figure painter who often wintered in a home just off Spring Bayou. A limited-time gallery of his work is being showcased by the museum through August.

Other highlighted exhibits are “The Legacy Continues” and “Historic Tarpon Springs.” The former displays a collection of modern local artists carrying on the legacy of Inness and other renowned creators. The latter contains prints by Tarpon Springs architect Ed Hoffman Jr. of historic buildings in the city from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is on the SPC Tarpon Campus, at 600 Klosterman Road.

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