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NMWA Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Ninth Annual Museum Day Live!

Sep 17 2013

Free admission for participants presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket on September 28, 2013. Special exhibitions by Faith Ringgold and Audrey Niffenegger will be on view.

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 28, 2013, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participation.

During this promotion, NMWA proudly presents the exhibitions American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960swhich includes rarely-exhibited paintings, highlighting the Civil Rights and feminist movements, and Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger, with 239 paintings, drawings, prints and book art by the best-selling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available to download online. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2013 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit

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