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NMWA to Join Association of Art Museum Directors Celebration of Art Museum Day with Free Admission May 18

Apr 10 2014

Visitors are encouraged to post their experiences across social media platforms with #ArtMuseumDay.

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) will offer free admission on Sunday, May 18, from noon to 5 p.m. as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, coinciding on the same date as International Museum Day. Last year, NMWA—along with more than 170 other AAMD member museums across North America—participated in Art Museum Day.

Art Museum Day emphasizes the essential role that art museums play in their communities, highlights the value of the visual arts in society and provides new opportunities for audiences to participate in the wide-ranging programs offered by AAMD member museums. NMWA also invites visitors to share their experiences on Art Museum Day via social media with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay. 

“Art Museum Day is for everyone!” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “NMWA is delighted to welcome visitors to the only institution in the world solely dedicated to women’s creative accomplishments. Come and experience the wonder of women in the arts.”

“Art museums play a powerful role as community gathering places, bringing together people from all walks of life to experience the best of human creativity,” said AAMD Executive Director Chris Anagnos. “AAMD is so pleased that the National Museum of Women in the Arts is joining us in this celebration by inviting everyone in the community to participate in Art Museum Day.”

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