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21c Museum Hotels to unveil OKC penguin color on May 10

PRESS RELEASE: 21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning Louisville, Kentucky-based boutique hotel and restaurant group, will unveil the color selected for its iconic penguin sculptures created for the 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City at a public event scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at 900 W. Main St.

Located in the historic Fred Jones Assembly Plant, 21c Oklahoma City (opening Summer 2016) combines a boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge, a restaurant and bar led by executive chef Jason Campbell.

Each 21c Museum Hotel is home to a flock of colored penguins – sculptures created by Italian artist collective Cracking Art Group. Playful and vibrant, the penguins are emblematic of 21c Museum Hotels’ identity as a community cultural center. The original red penguins were created for an art exhibition at the 2005 Venice Biennale. After they were installed at 21c Louisville in 2006, Cracking Art Group’s penguins became a hallmark of the 21c brand.

Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator for 21c Museum Hotels, and Matt Cowden, general manager for 21c Oklahoma City, will speak at the event.

Media in attendance will be invited inside the property for a no-cameras tour following the presentation. Winners of a social media contest to be held prior to the event will have an opportunity to join the exclusive tour as well.

What: 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City penguin color unveiling and media tour
When: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 10
Where: 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City, 900 W. Main St.

Interviews with Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director & Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels
Interviews with Matt Cowden, 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City General Manager

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