Why This Matters: Art Museum Day is an international celebration that highlights the importance of museums in the world. (In 2016, approximately 175 member museums offered free admission, special programs and events).
By Giovanna Torres
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
This will be the eighth year the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) picks a day in May to celebrate the vital role art museums play as cultural, educational and economic anchors that make their communities great places to live and work.
This is not the first year that Levine Center for the Arts joins the celebration. In fact, several of the Queen City’s museums have partnered up in the past to offer free admission on this day.
What can we expect this year? A packed schedule with the theme “The Art of Yoga”:
- 6-7 p.m. A free outdoor yoga class on the Levine Avenue plaza and around the Firebird statue*. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Pre-register to guarantee your spot.
- 6-9 p.m.: Food trucks, cash bars and three hours of free gallery access.
You can also enjoy the following:
- Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: See the newly-opened exhibition Celebrating Jean Tinguely and Santana.
- Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Join for FREE Gantt After Dark activities, continuing until 10 p.m.
- Mint Museum Uptown: Enjoy a cash bar, pick up a yoga mat or souvenir in the Mint Museum Shop and visit the exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now as well as the final days of the pop-up show Kidnapped Pagans.