Special Event | Art Museum Day
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10 am–5 pm
The Burchfield Penney Art Center is part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. Coinciding with International Museum Day on Saturday, May 18, 2013, enjoy:
- Free admission from 10am-12pm
- Lunch specials in the Burchfield Cafe
- Docent-led tour at 2pm
- Half-price memberships (buy at the Center or online
- Free poster for all visitors
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. These member institutions—located across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—include regional museums as well as large international museums. International Museum Day is organized annually around the world by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). AAMD’s Art Museum Day is an opportunity to focus attention on the role of art museums in North America, as part of ICOM’s global celebration.
A list of participating AAMD member art museums will be available on the AAMD website (http://www.aamd.org/). Note that while AAMD’s Art Museum Day and ICOM’s International Museum Day are formally held each year on May 18, some institutions shift their celebrations to adjacent dates.