Monday, May 16, 2011

Free Visit to Philadelphia Museum of Art Wed. 5/18

photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
My favorite place in the city, Philadelphia Museum of Art, is opening their doors to the public this Wednesday offering free admission to celebrate International Museums Day.  Yeah! Who doesn’t like free things?  You can enjoy the art collections in the main building that sits above the famous “Rocky Steps”, the Perelam Building, Rodin Museum as well as the Museum-administered Park Houses, Cedar Grove and Mount Pleasant.  Each building’s architecture is a masterpiece in itself so be sure to admire the outside and entrances when you visit.

May 18th is the annual International Museums Day which has been around since 1977.  International Council of Museums (ICOM) organized this special day to recognize the important role that museums play in our society.  This year’s theme is Museum and Memory which highlights the museums’ ability to store individuation and collective memory to tell stories about cultural heritage through the collections of objects.


Philadelphia Museum of Art is not the only one participating, there are countless museums around the globe including Europe and Asia that are also celebrating International Musuems Day.

What museum will you visit to celebrate this day? 

Here is the list of others in North America Museums that are that are participating:
http://network.icom.museum/imd2011/imd-2011/activities-2011/north-america.html

Have fun! :) Let me know what your favorite museum is!

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