HYATTSVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2012) - Known nationwide for its sports programs, the University of Maryland is also making a mark on the art world, with both permanent and seasonal exhibits hosted by its University College (UMUC). The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College is pleased to offer nearby accommodations for art enthusiasts visiting one -- or all -- of the exhibits.
Through its Arts program, UMUC provides a prestigious and wide-ranging forum for emerging and established artists. For nearly three decades, UMUC has hosted two impressive, permanent art collections at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center - the Maryland Artist Collection, featuring homegrown talent; and the Asian Collection, focused on the art of both China and Japan.
In addition, the Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard honors Sheppard's extraordinary work while underscoring his lifelong devotion to creating and promoting classical art. And through November 25, 2012, the Vista: Contemporary Works by Latin American Artists exhibition focuses on new expressions by Latin American artists and will include works in a variety of media including oil and acrylic, photography, video, embroidery, and collage. More information is available at http://www.umuc.edu/visitors/events/art/.
A leader among College Park, MD, hotels, the Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College offers a convenient home base for exhibit visitors, plus a state-of-the-art conference center, spacious hotel rooms in College Park, MD and VIP suites and 39,000 sq. ft. of meeting space for DC-area social or business events.
This College Park, Maryland, hotel's accomplishments include being named the country's first environmentally friendly hotel and conference center, receiving its LEED certification and using recyclable materials and energy-saving systems in every facility to ensure a positive role in the environment. In addition to its green hotel efforts, this exceptional hotel in College Park, Maryland, makes certain that guests experience the utmost comfort with luxurious bedding and amenities. Reservations can be made and special offers can be found at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-deals/wasum-the-marriott-inn-and-conference-center-university-of-maryland-university-college/.
The Marriott Inn & Conference Center is just minutes from a variety of College Park dining options, ranging from casual American cuisine to fresh seafood restaurants. Adding to its allure, The Marriott Inn & Conference Center also boasts quick access to the University of Maryland, the FDA White Oak campus & downtown DC.
About The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College
The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College is a LEED-certified green College Park, Maryland hotel and IACC conference center near University of Maryland, offering 226 comfortable guest rooms and 11 spacious suites on 5 floors, plus 39,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and unique event menus. This Beltsville hotel's spacious accommodations feature luxury bedding, flat-panel TVs & excellent room service.