On Saturday, September 28, select museums across the country will participate in Museum Day Live! 2013. In honor of this annual event, sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine, patrons can print a ticket for two (one per household) and attend any participating museum for free.
As school districts across the country continue to develop curricula based on standardized testing, it is imperative that our youth have the opportunity to explore museums. Our schools are failing our students in the areas of art, literature, history, and culture. As Millennials, it will be our role to inspire youth and ensure they have the resources to be intelligent, engaged and culturally aware of the changing society happening around them. Museums play a vital role in this process and deserve our support.
Museum Day Live! also makes a perfect date. It’s free, remember. Visit the link below for more information and to find a museum near you.
Notable museums participating include:
Birmingham Museum of Art (Alabama)
2000 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35203
The Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 25,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. The collection presents a rich panorama of cultures, featuring the Museum’s extensive holdings of Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art. Some of the exhibits currently on display include Collecting the African Diaspora, Dawoud Bey, and Horizons.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (Illinois)
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center tells the story of the Holocaust through richly designed, interactive exhibitions that will both move and inspire you. World-class special exhibitions explore broad themes which foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide. Some of the exhibits currently on display include Karkomi Permanent Exhibition, Keep Calm and Carry on: Textiles on the Home Front in WWII Britain, and Make a Difference!: The Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibition.
Find out which museum near you is participating in Museum Day Live! at the link below.