Art Museum Day 2013 this Saturday

“Pay what you wish” for admission during Art Museum Day 2013 (which is also being observed by Levine Center for the Arts partners the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art). Your donation supports making the priceless artistic treasures of these facilities more accessible to the larger community, as well as enabling museums to mount unforgettable educational programming.

The celebration is in conjunction with the Association of Art Museum Directors. Since 2010, the AAMD has encouraged art museums across the nation to participate in conjunction with the International Council of Museums’ (ICOM) International Museum Day, dedicated to promoting the value of museums in society. Over 100 AAMD member museums have participated each year. This year’s theme is “museums (memory + creativity) = social change.”

Mint museum visitors can enjoy:

–A one-day offering of 50 percent off museum memberships, which bring free admission to both Mint locations for a full year and many other valuable benefits;

–Viewing of the installation by local performance artist John W. Love, Jr., FECUND, in the atrium of Mint Museum Uptown;

–The opportunity to attend a F.O.O.D. and Fellowship event at Mint Museum Uptown;

–And access to special exhibitions including F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, Design); Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto; and Sociales:Débora Arango Arrives Today at Mint Museum Uptown; and American Glass; Arts of Africa; and Elegance & Ease: Dior, Balmain, Saint Laurent at Mint Museum Randolph.


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