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Get Into New York City Museums for Less on Art Museum Day

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Brooklyn Museum is among a number of New York City museums participating in Art Museum Day. (apollonia666/Flickr)

On Wednesday, May 18, a host of New York City museums will offer reduced or free admission and special programs for Art Museum Day. The Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, the Bronx Museum and others join counterparts across the U.S. offering reduced admission rates for this annual day of arts appreciation.

It's the second year the Association of Art Museum Directors has organized Art Museum Day. The day coincides with International Museum Day, in which museums around the world take a look at one single issue — this year the theme is "Museum and Memory" — affecting cultural organizations. International Museum Day started in 1977.

Here's a short list of New York City museums offering up deals on Wednesday:

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Comments [4]

Dfunk from NYC

I agree with Preston most NYC museums should be free all the time to city residents. In London many of the great museums are free all the time. The Tate Modern, The National Gallery. $25 admission to get into a museum here is ridiculous. I know some have free times, but they are mobbed by tourists, who are prepared to spend the money anyway. There has to be a way to apportion that out more evenly.

May. 22 2012 11:56 AM
Preston from Brooklyn, NY

I feel much the same as Keith from NYC. Museum admission tends to be too expensive.

Free admission for local residents assumes municipal support for these institutions. What support does the city give our museums?

Finally, if you think museums are expensive here, try visiting museums in almost any other nation, including Canada. We were in Toronto recently and the Art museum was so expensive that we went out to eat instead.

May. 18 2011 12:32 PM
keith from NYC

Unfortunately, the steep admission prices of NYC museums are a deterrant to many native New Yorkers, and these locations are visited mostly by tourists. We should welcome out tourists, but many cities around the world give free or discounted admission to residents of the city in which such an institution is located, as afterall, they benefit from our taxes. MUSEUMS IN NYC should be FREE for residents of NYC!

May. 18 2011 11:13 AM
diane feldman from NYC

Such great information. New Yorkers love to get up and go but this event gives them even more incentive to see some of the work of terrific curators. Thanks, Erica, love reading your column on the arts. I am on my way to the Museum of Arts and Design to take advantage of this offer. Keep informing us.

May. 18 2011 08:12 AM

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