International Museum Day on May 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 9, 2013

 

Press Contacts:

Meredith Kessler, Walker Art Center 612-375-7651 meredith.kessler@walkerart.org

Anne-Marie Wagener, Minneapolis Institute of Arts 612-870-3280 awagener@artsmia.org

Erin Lauderman, Weisman Art Museum 612-625-9685 elauderm@umn.edu

 

WALKER ART CENTER, MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, AND WEISMAN ART MUSEUM CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY MAY 18

 

MUSEUMS TO OFFER FREE ADMISSION AND OTHER AMENITIES

 

Minneapolis, April 9, 2013—The Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), and the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, will participate in the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day to coincide with International Museum Day on May 18, 2013.

The museums will offer discounts and other special one-day-only amenities to visitors. Participation by AAMD member museums—over 120 across North America last year—focuses attention on the important roles that art museums serve in their communities, increasing opportunities for audiences to engage with their many programs.

In 2012, AAMD launched an initiative encouraging visitors of all ages to share their experiences of Art Museum Day through social media. Last year’s event prompted an outpouring of responses with tweets, “check-ins” via FourSquare, and personal responses from across North America. We invite visitors to continue the conversation this year by sharing their perspectives via social media with the hashtag #artmuseumday.

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