May 14, 2012
Enjoy Free Admission To The Philadelphia Museum Of Art This Friday, May 18 In Honor Of International Museum Day, Including Art After 5
UPDATE: PAFA will be free today as well in honor of International Museum Day.
All galleries will be open in both the main Museum building and the Perelman Building, showcasing more than 2,000 years of exceptional human work in masterpieces of painting, sculpture, decorative arts and architecture.
The free admission also includes special exhibitions, public tours and Art After 5 with Cuban-born jazz drummer Francisco Mela, which features snacks and bites catered by Stephen Starr plus an unrivaled view of the city skyline from the museum steps. For free.
More than 200 galleries will be open for visitors to explore on May 18, including the brand new Craft Spoken Here at the Perelman.
The four free tours include “American Mavericks” in 19th century art (noon), a “Perelman Building Architecture” tour (1 p.m.), the “Parthenon on the Parkway” tour of museum architecture and outdoor sculpture (6 p.m.) and “Late 19th Century Art” (7 p.m.). All tours meet in the Museum’s West Entrance, with the exception of the Perelman Building Architecture tour, which meets in the Perelman Lobby.
This year’s theme of International Museum Day, which is dedicated every year to promoting the value of museums in society, will focus on the evolving role of museum in a changing modern world.
Philadelphia Museum Of Art: International Museum Day
When: Friday, May 18, 10 a.m.-8:45 p.m.
Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
More info: www.philamuseum.org