The 15th annual FREE Museum Day is this Saturday, September 21 and more than 1,500 museums and cultural institutions across the country will open their doors to visitors including many institutions in NYC and the surrounding area.
Museum Day is organized by Smithsonian Magazine and all you need to do is download a special ticket for entry. Each is good for admission for two people.
NOTE: You must choose your destination ahead of time and once you pick, it can’t be changed. Artnet News put together this list of participating institutions below to help you decide where to go.
Location: 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets), New York. Museum Day Hours: 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Location: 2 Columbus Circle, New York Museum Day Hours: 10-6PM
Location: 725 Park Avenue, New York Museum Day Hours: 11-6PM
Location: 18 West 86th Street, New York Museum Day Hours: 11-5PM
Location: 215 Centre Street, New York Museum Day Hours: 11-6PM
Location: 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York Museum Day Hours: 10-6PM
Location: 2 East 91st Street, New YorkMuseum Day Hours: 10-9PM
Location: 128 East 63rd Street, New York Museum Day Hours: 11-5PM
Location: 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York Museum Day Hours: 11-5:30PM
Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,One Bowling Green, New York Museum Day Hours: 10-5PM
Location: 119 West 23rd Street, New York Museum Day Hours: 11-6PM
Location: 222 East 6th Street, New York Museum Day Hours: 11:30-5PM
Location: 135 Broadway, Brooklyn Museum Day Hours: 12-6PM
Location: 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City
Museum Day Hours: 11-6PM
Location: 2 Prime Avenue, HuntingtonMuseum Day Hours: 11-5PM
Location: 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead Museum Day Hours: 12-4PM
Location: One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor Museum Day Hours: 11-5PM
The Governor’s Island Art Fair, called Portal:GI, is this weekend too (and next) and also FREE. More that 80 artists participate (including myself with my exhibit Political Animals) from painting to photographs, sculpture, performance art and installations, there’s something for everyone, including a gift shop. Take the ferry from lower Manhattan or Brooklyn. The ferry is FREE before noon (and to return). Sat & Sun through the end of Sept., 11-6PM. For more info on the island and ferry schedule, check out Governor’s Island website here.
Check Museum Day 2019 for additional information for your city.
(Photos courtesy institutions, Wikimedia Commons, via ArtNet News)