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Art show that's on the right track

Artrain USA, an art museum in a train, makes a stop in downtown St. Petersburg Saturday and Sunday, bringing paintings by renowned artists to the public free of charge.

The exhibit, "Artistry of Space," brings together works from NASA and the National Air and Space Museum art collections. The show is designed for the novice as well as the seasoned viewer, and includes 78 paintings, prints and other works that unite art with science and technology while imparting information about the space program. On view are works by Peter Max, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and others.

Artrain has been visited by more than 2.6-million visitors since it began touring in 1971. "Artistry of Space" is on a three-year tour that began in 1999.

The train will remain in St. Petersburg through Tuesday. Monday and Tuesday are reserved for school field trips.

At a glance

WHAT: Artrain USA

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: North parking area of Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

COST: Free

SPONSORED BY: DaimlerChrysler with support from CSX Railroad and the Pinellas County Arts Council

Information: (727) 507-4114

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