Seven-Plus Years After It Opened, Nasher Sculpture Center Celebrates One Millionth Visitor
|Fourth grade teacher Cheri Flynn is congratulated for being the Nasher's millionth visitor, as the student in line ahead of her -- possibly the actual millionth visitor -- looks on.|
As students from Stonewall Jackson Elementary filed in this morning, though, the museum celebrated the arrival of its one-millionth visitor, who turned out to be a fourth-grade art teacher, Cheri Flynn.
To celebrate the occasion, the museum offered free admission until 1 p.m.
Flynn, who is a regular visitor to the Nasher with her students, got a "million-minute membership" -- good for two years' free admission to the place -- and a few selections from the gift shop.
"It means I can come as often as I want," Flynn said, though she added she'd definitely bring her students along.
That's good because the actual millionth visitor appeared to have been the fourth-grader who walked just ahead of Flynn. Nasher spokeswoman Kristen Gibbins, said beforehand that if the milestone landed on a student, it'd be the student's teacher accepting the reward, standing for photographs, and dealing with the press.