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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—AUG. 12, 1992 106 STAT. 5201 Whereas there are many museums of visionary art located throughout Europe such as the Art Brut Museum located in Lausanne, Switzerland; Whereas the American Visionary Art Musexmi is the first museum in North America to be wholly dedicated to assembling a comprehensive national collection of American visionary art; Whereas the collection at the American Visionary Art Museum includes film, Uteratiu'e, and research on all fields related to visionary art; Whereas the American Visionary Art Museum's mission is to increase public awareness of imcommon art produced by individuals in response to extraordinary circumstances; Whereas the American Visionary Art Museum seeks to remove the stigma associated with disability by illuminating the power of humans to triumph over adversity through creativity; Whereas the national poUcy of deinstitutionalization has resulted in the closure of many facilities and the destruction of visionary artwork; Whereas the American Visionary Art Musemn has the support of certain offices of the National Institute of Mental Health and other government agencies in its goal to function as a national repository for works produced by formerly institutionalized individuals; and Whereas it is in the best interest of the national welfare and all American citizens to preserve visionary art and to celebrate this imique art form: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that— (1) visionary art should be designated as a rare and valuable national treasure to which we devote our attention, support, and resources to make certain that it is collected, preserved, and understood; and (2) the American Visionary Art Museum is the proper national repository and educational center for visionary art. Agreed to August 12, 1992. ADJOURNMENT—SENATE AND HOUSE OF Aug. 12, 1992 REPRESENTATIVES [s. Con. Res. 135] Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring). That when the Senate recesses or adjourns at the close of business on Wednesday, August 12, 1992, pursuant to a motion made by the Majority Leader, or his designee, in accordance with this resolution, it stand recessed or adoumed until 12:00 noon, or until such time as may be specified by the Majority Leader, or his designee, in the motion to adjourn or recess, on Tuesday, September 8, 1992, or until 12:00 noon on the second day after Members are notified to reassemble pursuant to section 2 of this resolution, whichever occurs first; and that when the House of Representatives adjourns at the close of business on the legislative day of Wednesday, August 12, 1992, pursuant to a motion made by the Majority Leader, or his designee, in accordance with this resolution, it stand adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 9, 1992, or until 12:00 noon on the second day after Members are notified