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No More Majesty

Monday was the last day of the Majesty of Spain exhibit in Jackson. Many of the day's last minute visitors couldn't believe it's been six months since the exhibition first arrived. More than 316 thousand visitors from all over the world have experienced the Majesty of Spain.

Ambassador to Spain, Javier Ruperez, was amazed. "I didn't believe it could be that high to tell you the truth," Ruperez said Monday morning. About 326,000 visitors are needed to break even. But if that many people don't come to see the exhibit, officials say Mississippi is still earning itself a place on the cultural map. Exhibit director, Jack Kyle said, "We're laying a solid foundation for the further enhancement and appreciation of the arts in Mississippi through these international exhibition projects and this of course is our third project."

Many people spent their Labor Day enjoying the exhibit but now wished that they hadn't waited until the last minute. Still many visitors agree these cultural events make Jackson a nicer place to live and they open the doors for many more exhibits. After making her way through the exhibit, Jackson resident, April Harris said, "I think it definitely brings more business here and I think people are more willing to come to Jackson and explore not only the exhibit but come to other events here." Frances Webster agreed, "I never dreamed that Jackson would be so accepting with these sort of exhibitions but it's just a wonderful thing that we decided to have these sort of things... I think it's wonderful."

Officials are working on bringing more exhibits to the Jackson area in the near future.

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